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Optimizing Learning Outcomes: Proven Brain-Centric, Trauma-Sensitive Practices

Optimizing Learning Outcomes: Proven Brain-Centric, Trauma-Sensitive Practices

by William Steele


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Optimizing Learning Outcomes provides answers for the most pressing questions that mental health professionals, teachers, and administrators are facing in today’s schools. Chapters provide a wide array of evidence-based resources—including links to video segments—that promote understanding, discussion, and successful modeling. Accessible how-to trainings provide readers with multiple sensory-based practices that improve academic success and promote behavioral regulation. Clinicians and educators will come away from this book with a variety of tools for facilitating brain-based, trauma-sensitive learning for all, realizing improved learning outcomes, improving teacher satisfaction, and reducing disciplinary actions and suspensions.

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ISBN-13: 9781138677616
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

William Steele, PsyD, MSW, is the founder and was, for twenty-three years, the director of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), where he created trauma-specific, registered, evidence-based intervention programs and resources for schools and agencies. These programs are currently used in fifty-five countries. Now retired from TLC, he continues to write, consult, and train educators and practitioners across the United States.

Table of Contents

About the Editor Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction 1.21st Century Neuroscience, Learning and Behavior: Not Doing More-Doing Differently William Steele 2. On Becoming a Self-Reg Haven Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins 3.Multi Sensory Practices for All: Changing Physiology, Behavior and Performance Roberta Sherf and Chris Bye 4.Students With Sensory Processing Challenges: Classroom Strategies Lindsey Biel 5.Brief Connections That Matter (CTMs): Student-Teacher Relationship William Steele 6. Growth Mindsets for Learning: Effective Effort Emily Diehl 7. Teacher Resilience, Sustained Effectiveness, and Self-Care William Steele 8. In School Neurological Reparative Therapy For Traumatized Students David Ziegler 9. A Vision for a Trauma-Sensitive School Susan F. Cole, Anne Eisner, Michael Gregory and Joel Ristuccia 10.Compassionate Schools: Responding to Kids Impacted by Adversity, Trauma, and Toxic Stress Ron Hertel and Susan O. Kincaid Appendices: Additional Sensory Processing Strategies Lindsey Biehl Trauma Related Intervention Considerations for IEP/504 Plan: Case Example Kathie Ritchie Additional Teaching & Learning Resources Kathie Ritchie Compassionate Schools Resources Ron Hertel and Susan O. Kincaid

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