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Innovative Interventions for Today's Exceptional Children: Cultivating a Passion for Compassion

Innovative Interventions for Today's Exceptional Children: Cultivating a Passion for Compassion

by Anthony Scannella, Sharon McCarthy


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Innovative Interventions for Today's Exceptional Kids provides teachers, parents, administrators, and school counselors with an intervention framework to help the struggling children. The focus of the Scannella and McCarthy's approach is preventative rather than reactive and remedial. Based on sound management practices, rather than gimmicks and techniques, this book provides guidelines to assist in proper child development, both behavioral and academic. The strategies and interventions, which are grounded in solid research and practice, include solutions for issues that educators face daily. A supportive professional tool that will help all adults acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to strengthen a child's capacity to function successfully and with resiliency, Innovative Interventions for Today's Exceptional Kids blends the disciplines of cognitive psychology, neurolinguistics, and personality theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578868704
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 94
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Anthony Scannella is Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Educational Administration. Sharon McCarthy is President of Envision, Inc.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Behavioral Change as Education Chapter 3 Today's Exceptional Kids Need Exceptional Approaches Chapter 4 How Many Ways Do I Trust Thee? Chapter 5 Treasure Hunt: Exploring the Child's Model of the World Chapter 6 Unleashing the Power of Beliefs Chapter 7 Reframe to Transform Chapter 8 School Talk: Work Hard, Do Well, Be Smart Chapter 9 How Do I Get There From Here? Chapter 10 All Things Change When We Do Chapter 11 Special Interventions to Shape Desirable Behavior Chapter 12 Conclusion

What People are Saying About This

JoAnn D. Bartoletti

A high-qaulity teaching tool, Innovative Interventions for Today's Exceptional Kids recommends strategies and techniques that will empower both the teacher and student.

Marie M. Adair

Anyone who values the well-being of children and is responsible for their learning and success should read this book. The authors provide a host of engaging strategies and interventions that invite the reader to connect with children, making a lasting difference in their lives.

Todd Siler

Passion for Compassion aims to improve the way parents, teachers, schools, and civil society care for the well-being of our children. Drawing on lessons and insights from their considerable experience working in the field of child development and education, coauthors Anthony Scannella and Sharon McCarthy take a common sense approach to helping children and struggling students learn essential strategies for developing self-control, self-concept, resilience, and other healthy habits of mind that enable them to grow and flourish. This book provides some practical techniques for promoting positive feedback and personal growth, inspired by the enlightened perspective of wellness cultivated by the legendary African Masai warriors, who earnestly and regularly inquire: "And how are the children?

Matthew Jennings

Required reading for all educators committed to increasing their effectiveness with struggling children, providing brilliant interventions that are immediately practical.

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