What To Do When: Practical Guidance Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in the Preschool / Edition 6

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What To Do When: Practical Guidance Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in Preschool, 6E is a text intended to help teachers work effectively with young children whose behaviors are challenging. It begins with a series of chapters that provide developmentally appropriate guidelines for working with challenging behaviors. Included is discussion of a range of guidance techniques and their theoretical underpinnings; consideration of why children misbehave; exploration of effective preventive techniques through setting up an inviting and supportive environment; discussion of children with special needs; and a focus on the importance of working with parents. These fundamental chapters are followed by nearly 40 other chapters that present very specific guidelines for handling a range of common behavioral concerns. Some examples of these concerns include hitting, biting, name-calling, non-participation in activities, non-compliance, disruptive behaviors, pant-wetting, and overeating. Each chapter presents a step-by-step approach to changing such behaviors to more socially appropriate ones. Now included is a CD-ROM that contains additional resources including guidelines for careful observation and record keeping, scenarios for use in practicing applying the techniques presented in the book, and a listing of books, articles, and web sites for further study. Students will appreciate the new features and benefits included in this tried-and-true text.

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"The depth of coverage of the specific guidance areas is excellent. The author is very practical and seems to have thought of most of the issues surrounding each problem area." Linda Carson, Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, IA

"I think the topics outlined in this book are the ones teachers most frequently have to deal with. I think it helps to understand some of the underlying similarities among the various types of behaviors in each group." Jody Martin, Children's World Learning Center

"The content is organized in an effective, concrete manner so it can be utilized immediately." Tamara B. Calhoun, M.S., Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418067168
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/7/2007
  • Edition description: 0
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 275,453
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Eva L. Essa is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she has been on the faculty since 1971. The author of several books, Ms. Essa has been engaged in writing and research, published in various professional journals, and has been involved with the National Child Development Associate Program since its inception.

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Table of Contents

Preface Section 1: Overview Chapter 1: Introduction: How to Use this Book Chapter 2: Setting a Positive Environment to Encourage Appropriate Behavior Chapter 3: Why Children Exhibit Challenging Behaviors Chapter 4: Children with Disabilities Chapter 5: Techniques for Dealing with Challenging Behaviors Chapter 6: Working with Families Section 2: Aggressive and Antisocial Behaviors Chapter 7: Hitting Chapter 8: Biting Chapter 9: Throwing Objects at Others Chapter 10: Hurting Others Chapter 11: Using Inappropriate Language Chapter 12: Name-Calling Chapter 13: Nonsharing Chapter 14: Bribery Chapter 15: Stealing Chapter 16: Noncompliance Your Turn: Aggressive & Antisocial Behaviors Section 3: Disruptive Behaviors Chapter 17: Disrupting Group Time Chapter 18: Leaving the Classroom Chapter 19: Running Aimlessly Around the Classroom Chapter 20: Shouting in the Classroom Chapter 21: Dropping Objects to Create Noise Your Turn: Disruptive Behaviors Section 4: Destructive Behaviors Chapter 22: Tearing Books Chapter 23: Breaking Toys Chapter 24: Flushing Objects Down the Toilet Chapter 25: Wasting Paper Chapter 26: Destroying the Work of Others Your Turn: Destructive Behaviors Section 5: Emotional and Dependent Behaviors Chapter 27: Crying Chapter 28: Throwing Tantrums Chapter 29: Pouting Chapter 30: Baby Talk Chapter 31: Thumb-Sucking Chapter 32: Pant-Wetting Chapter 33: Clinging Chapter 34: Seeking Attention Chapter 35: Whining Chapter 36: Self-Stimulation Your Turn: Emotional & Dependent Behaviors Section 6: Participation in Social and School Activities Chapter 37: Nonparticipation in Activities Chapter 38: Nonparticipation in Social Play Chapter 39: Shyness at Group Time Chapter 40: Playing with Only One Toy Chapter 41: Infrequent Large Muscle Activity Chapter 42: Infrequent Dramatic-Play Participation Chapter 43: Talking Infrequently Chapter 44: Short Attention Span Your Turn: Participation in Social and School Activities Section 7: Eating Behaviors Chapter 45: Finicky Eating Chapter 46: Overeating Chapter 47: Messy Eating Your Turn: Eating Behaviors Section 8: Multiple Challenging Behaviors Chapter 48: Children Who Present Multiple Challenges Chapter 49: Some Final Thoughts Index

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