Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

by Leslie Holzhauer-Peters, Leslie True
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843108887

ISBN-13: 9781843108887

Pub. Date: 06/15/2008

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior offers parents and professionals a tool for understanding children with neurological differences. These children have an atypical view of the world, unique to their particular disability, which can make their behavior confusing and, at times, challenging. Often, the child's actions are misunderstood and, consequently

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Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior offers parents and professionals a tool for understanding children with neurological differences. These children have an atypical view of the world, unique to their particular disability, which can make their behavior confusing and, at times, challenging. Often, the child's actions are misunderstood and, consequently, they are unfairly punished.

An individualized approach to understanding a child's thought processes can help to resolve these problems. The authors' Systematic Tool for Analyzing Thinking (STAT) offers such an approach. It provides a step-by-step method for understanding a child's behavior by revealing the thought processes behind it. By viewing a situation from the child's perspective, the root of the problem can be identified and one can then effectively address the difficult behavior. Case studies are used to describe the twelve common deficit areas, demonstrating to the reader how to apply the STAT in everyday situations.

This practical book is an invaluable resource for parents and professionals working with children with NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and other neurological differences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843108887
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
06/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: About the Authors. Introduction. 1. The Systematic Tool to Analyze Thinking (STAT). 2. Abstract Language. 3. Motor. 4. Sensory. 5. Spatial Orientation. 6. Control/Consistency. 7. Thinking About Others Thinking (Theory of Mind). 8. Social Communication. 9. Emotions. 10. Mental Flexibility. 11. Impulsivity. 12. Executive Functions.13. Anxiety. 14. Believe. Appendix I Summary of the Systematic Tool to Analyze Thinking. Appendix II The Systematic Tool to Analyze Thinking: full version. Appendix III Story Locator. Index.

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