Causes & Cures in the Classroom: Getting to the Root of Academic and Behavior Problems

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Whether students leave the classroom confident and goal-directed or frustrated and aimless depends on our ability to do two things: diagnose their needs and deliver support. This challenge can be daunting when students come to school with weak vocabulary, poor planning and organization skills, and problems with memory, impulse control, and attention span.

Causes & Cures reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive ...

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Overview

Whether students leave the classroom confident and goal-directed or frustrated and aimless depends on our ability to do two things: diagnose their needs and deliver support. This challenge can be daunting when students come to school with weak vocabulary, poor planning and organization skills, and problems with memory, impulse control, and attention span.

Causes & Cures reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.

This essential guide provides


* Illuminating case studies that walk you through the protocol in a variety of content areas and grade levels.

* Strategies and tools to help you diagnose root causes and develop targeted, effective interventions for your students.

* Guidance for extending individualized interventions to large groups.

Most of us went into teaching with the dream of helping all our students succeed. We can't let students who struggle wear us down or wait us out. No matter which subject or grade level you teach, this indispensable resource will show how you can help students overcome difficulties and experience real success in the classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416616320
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 11/22/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 179
  • Sales rank: 90,142
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: What Is Executive Function and How Does It Affect School Performance?

Chapter 2: Planning and Problem Solving: Failure to Launch and Follow Through

Chapter 3: Memory Skills: Why Do I Stink at Math?

Chapter 4: Organization: How Can I Get Better at Writing?

Chapter 5: Focusing Attention: What Did You Say and Why Can't I Read?

Chapter 6: Impulse Control and Self-Monitoring: Dealing with Disruptive Behavior

Conclusion: Tips for Supporting Students

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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