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Overview

Here is a timely response to the research findings of the last decade. Why Students Underachieve: What Educators and Parents Can Do about It focuses on the need to understand how prevalent trauma is in the lives of our students and how it impacts the brain, subsequent learning, and behavior. This book also details what educators can do not only to prevent further harm to our students, but also to intervene in ways that give them a promising future. Why Students Underachieve: _

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Editorial Reviews

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She's not just talking about big, catastrophic events like the Columbine shootings or Hurricane Katrina, but about common events that occur in the lives of children.
Alberto Restori
Why Students Underachieve gives school psychologists, counselors, and therapists viable options and considerations when working with children experiencing trauma. Melrose seamlessly integrates cutting edge research with practice. I could not imagine teaching a course in crisis intervention without this text.
Susan Mumper
Using clear explanation, example, and remedy, Dr. Melrose steers us all towards better understanding and supporting the unbalanced individual.
Kathryn Goria
Dr. Melrose's reader-friendly book offers a hopeful alternative to the formulaic and often ineffectual anger management curriculum employed in our schools. Her work is a bold and innovative 'must read' for anyone who is serious about interrupting the tired cycle that leaves many of our young people traveling aimlessly through their lives without options.
Judith A. McBride
Dr. Melrose's excellent, insightful guide to effective understanding of troubled and troubling students is the book I've waited years to read and recommend to teachers and school support personnel! Her description of the students and their acting out of their traumas is so authentic one can almost hear their cries for help, but Dr. Melrose doesn't stop there. She suggests innovative, creative, natural interventions that teachers and school support personnel can effect to truly assist the traumatized student to regain the equilibrium and regulation necessary to once again function in harmony with her/his environment. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578864409
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Regalena Melrose is a credentialed school psychologist and licensed clinical psychologist with 13 years of experience working in schools. She is also a practicing trauma specialist and lecturer.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 BARRIERS TO LEARNING Chapter 2 TRAUMATIZED AND MISUNDERSTOOD Chapter 3 FILLING IN THE GAPS Chapter 4 TRAUMA Chapter 5 TRAUMA AND THE BRAIN Chapter 6 "RESOURCING" (A VERB): WHAT SCHOOLS CAN DO TO INTERVENE EFFECTIVELY WITH TRAUMATIZED STUDENTS Chapter 7 TOOLS FOR TOLERANCE Chapter 8 UNDERSTANDING AND INTERVENING WITH EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED STUDENTS Chapter 9 SELF-REGULATION THERAPY Chapter 10 CRISIS INTERVENTION: A CRITIQUE Chapter 11 FIRST, DO NO HARM: PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL FIRST AID Part 12 FINAL WORDS: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2009

    You Must Read This Book

    This is an excellent book for teachers and for parents. The author discusses the effects of stress and trauma on the brain, and explains the influence that it has on learning, academic performance and behavior. This book is an eye-opener and it really makes you feel more compassionate towards students who suffer from stress and trauma. You learn how, sometimes, the stress manifests itself in the form of aggression, and other times in the form of total disengagement. It is reader-friendly and the information is clear and concise. I would recommend this book to anyone who has children or works with children. You will definitely be glad you read this book.

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