How to Handle the Hard-to-Handle Student, K-5

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The author helps teachers promote students’ ability to handle emotions, regulate their own behavior, and learn in ways that meet their needs and those of the class.

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Editorial Reviews

Jean Kueker
“This book provides interactive strategies that meet individual needs. The emphasis on believing in each student and making sure that the student knows this belief is extremely important. The strategies are practical, down to earth, and useable. With more students with disabilities being served in general education classrooms, as well as more opportunities for co-teaching, this book provides many strategies for meeting academic as well as behavioral needs.”
Leslie Standerfer
“The most comprehensive resource I have found for providing teachers with a succinct description of what to expect from hard-to-handle students. This is a reference that should be at every teacher’s fingertips.”
Angela Clinton
"Essential for teachers and parents of all curricular and age levels. The topics covered are those that are often overlooked and/or misunderstood."
Richard L. Curwin
“Maryln Appelbaum is one of the most influential and helpful educators I know. This is a wonderful and insightful book for all educators who work with and care about children.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412964388
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/23/2008
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Maryln Appelbaum is well-known internationally as an outstanding authority on children, education, and families. She has worked as a teacher, an administrator, and a therapist and has been a consultant throughout the United States. She has written more than 30 how-to books geared exclusively for educators and parents. She has been interviewed on television and radio talks shows and has been quoted in newspapers including USA Today. She owns a seminar training company, Appelbaum Training Institute, with her son, Marty Appelbaum, and they and their speakers train educators all over the world. She has master’s degrees in both psychology and education and completed her doctoral studies in both education and psychology.

Appelbaum's influence impacts the entire globe with her thoughts for the day that go out to thousands of educators via e-mail daily. Her strategies have been implemented in schools across the world successfully. There is not a day that goes by that someone does not contact her at Appelbaum Training Institute to tell her “thank you.” Those “thank you’s” come from teachers, administrators, parents, and students whose lives have been impacted by Maryln.

Appelbaum's books and her talks are always packed with strategies for success. She is a positive, motivational, dynamic, caring, one-of-a-kind difference maker for the world.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Foreword by Marty Appelbaum
About the Author
1. How to Handle Students With ADHD
ADHD Inattentive Type
ADHD Hyperactive-Impulsive Type
Both ADHD Inattentive and ADHD Hyperactive-Impulsive Types
2. How to Handle Students With Learning Disabilities
Strategies for Succeeding With Students With LD
A Concluding Story
3. How to Handle Anger and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
The Stages of Anger and Strategies for Each Stage
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
4. How to Handle Bullying
Strategies for Understanding and Handling Bullying
5. How to Handle Students With Bipolar Disorder
Strategies for Succeeding With Students With Bipolar Disorder
6. How to Handle Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Strategies for Succeeding With Students With ASD
7. How to Handle Students With Asperger Syndrome
Strategies for Succeeding With Students With AS
8. How to Handle Students With Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Characteristics of Tourette's Syndrome (TS)
Characteristics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Psychological Consequences of TS and OCD
Strategies for Succeeding With Students With TS and OCD
9. How to Handle Students Who Are Disruptive
Skill One: How to Handle Tattling
Skill Two: How to Handle Complaining
Skill Three: How to Handle Constant Chatter
Skill Four: How to Handle Blurting Out
Skill Five: How to Handle Talking Back
Skill Six: How to Handle Power Struggles
Skill Seven: How to Handle Student Conflicts

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