From Ritual to Repertoire: A Cognitive-Developmental Systems Approach with Behavior-Disordered Children / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Using a systems approach firmly grounded in cognitive development theory and findings, this book offers a new, well-researched method for intervening with severely disturbed childrenautistic, brain-damaged, retarded, emotionally deprived, and developmentally delayed. This approach emphasizes building on the strengths of each child's coping mechanisms rather than on conventional behavior modification techniques, which the authors see as raising serious ethical questions. Their approach has been tried and tested in clinical practice and has demonstrated its efficacy. The book examines the formation of systems in normal and abnormal development and discusses specifics of assessment and intervention with disordered children.
Table of Contents
COGNITIVE-DEVELOPMENTAL (C-D) SYSTEMS THEORY.
Early Reality Systems as Precursors of Ordered and Disordered Development.
Developing the Body Schema.
Coping Within an Expanding Reality.
Developing Social Systems: A Framework for Communication.
Developing Spoken Language.
From Speech to Reading and Writing.
APPLYING COGNITIVE-DEVELOPMENTAL (C-D) SYSTEMS THEORY WITH BEHAVIOR-DISORDERED CHILDREN.
The Umwelt Assessment.
Individual Applications of Cognitive-Developmental Systems Theory.
Classroom Application of Cognitive-Developmental Systems Theory.
The Sign and Spoken Language Program.
The Symbol Accentuation Reading Program.
The LCDC Model.