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

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Today's classrooms are filled with diverse learners, ranging from students who blurt out, tattle, or talk back, to students with challenges such as anger, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), Asperger syndrome, and Tourette syndrome.

This resource is packed with more than 100 easy-to-implement strategies for a variety of behavioral challenges, making it easy to look up information for a specific situation, and also includes information on bullying. The author provides descriptions of disorders and strategies to help K-5 teachers recognize symptoms, understand children's strengths and challenges, and promote students' ability to Develop problem-solving skills, Handle their emotions, Regulate their own behavior, Learn in ways that meet their needs and those of the class. This invaluable resource is ideal for teachers in inclusive classrooms and serves as a quick reference for helping students practice appropriate behavior.

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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: 9781412964395
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/23/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 368,423
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (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     vii
Foreword   Marty Appelbaum     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
About the Author     xv
How to Handle Students With ADHD     1
ADHD Inattentive Type     3
ADHD Hyperactive-Impulsive Type     10
Both ADHD Inattentive and ADHD Hyperactive-Impulsive Types     14
How to Handle Students With Learning Disabilities     19
Strategies for Succeeding With Students With LD     20
A Concluding Story     27
How to Handle Anger and Oppositional Defiant Disorder     29
The Stages of Anger and Strategies for Each Stage     32
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)     44
How to Handle Bullying     49
Strategies for Understanding and Handling Bullying     50
How to Handle Students With Bipolar Disorder     57
Strategies for Succeeding With Students With Bipolar Disorder     61
How to Handle Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder     65
Strategies for Succeeding With Students With ASD     67
How to Handle Students With Asperger Syndrome     73
Strategies for Succeeding With Students With AS     76
How to Handle Students WithTourette's Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder     81
Characteristics of Tourette's Syndrome (TS)     81
Characteristics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)     83
Psychological Consequences of TS and OCD     86
Strategies for Succeeding With Students With TS and OCD     86
How to Handle Students Who Are Disruptive     91
How to Handle Tattling     91
How to Handle Complaining     95
How to Handle Constant Chatter     97
How to Handle Blurting Out     98
How to Handle Talking Back     99
How to Handle Power Struggles     101
How to Handle Student Conflicts     104
Conclusion     111
References     113
Index     117
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