High Risk Children In Schools

Author: Robert Pianta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317795563
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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High Risk Children in Schools offers a way for psychologists and educators to see and talk about the growing population of "at-risk" children--those likely to fail at formal schooling--while helping to redefine the relationship between schools and families. Using systems theory and developmental psychology, the authors present a new framework for the study and education of children who are at-risk. This framework--the Contextual Systems Model--creates a dialogue between the child and schooling through which meaning, goals, and experiences are shared and accepted.

Handbook for Working with Children and Youth

Author: Michael Ungar
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452214654
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Handbook For Working With Children & Youth: Pathways To Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts examines lives lived well despite adversity. Calling upon some of the most progressive thinkers in the field, it presents a groundbreaking collection of original writing on the theories, methods of study, and interventions to promote resilience. Unlike other works that have left largely unquestioned their own culture-bound interpretations of the ways children and youth survive and thrive, this volume explores the multiple paths children follow to health and well-being in diverse national and international settings. It demonstrates the connection between social and political health resources and addresses the more immediate concerns of how those who care for children create the physical, emotional, and spiritual environments in which resilience is nurtured.

Assessment for Intervention

Author: Rachel Brown-Chidsey
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237454
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Problem-solving-based assessment has been recognized as a cornerstone of improved educational outcomes for all children, yet until now no single resource has focused on the full range of problem-solving-based approaches. This book fills a crucial need by bringing together leaders in the field to review the state of the science and provide a handy primer on practice. Presented are a conceptual framework and up-to-date tools for identifying and remediating the many environmental factors that may contribute to academic, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Coverage includes problem-solving-based applications of such methods as interviews, observations, rating scales, curriculum-based measurement, functional behavioral assessment, and published tests.

Handbook of Psychological Services for Children and Adolescents

Author: Jan N. Hughes
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195125231
Format: PDF, Docs
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This handbook provides a comprehensive discussion of the key elements which should be part of any successful program tailored to the needs of children with diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorders. The overall goal of the book is to provide an overview of the psychological services available to children and adolescents in school and community settings. The book is divided into five parts: "Framing the Issues," "Delivering Psychological Services in Diverse Settings," "Preventive Interventions," "Treatments with Specific Populations," and "System-Level Consultation." Settings," "Preventive Interventions,"

Mapping risks in education

Author: Keffrelyn Denise Brown
Publisher: ProQuest
ISBN:
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Findings suggest that "risk" plays a pivotal role in how academic achievement is understood and acted on in education sites. However, contrary to perspectives suggesting "risk" and the deployment of the category of the "at-risk" student operate in a universal and entirely problematic manner, this study illustrates the complicated, complex and contextual ways these notions emerge. While engaging in risk discourse---or identifying those students presumed more likely than their peers to experience low academic achievement---is seen as necessary to remedy students' academic needs, this process simultaneously may rely on stereotypical and/or racist beliefs about students and thus, limit its effectiveness. Yet at the same time, who gets categorized as "at-risk" depends on markers that converge and diverge from entrenched societal constructions of normality. These findings, coupled with the complex, yet still seemingly deficit explanations used to account for low academic achievement suggest the need to illuminate and challenge the multiple configurations of knowledge about risk and academic achievement that inform teacher practice.

Psychological portraits of adolescents

Author: Carol J. Eagle
Publisher:
ISBN:
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In order to make a complete and accurate psychological analysis of an adolescent, the psychologist must understand the clinical interpretations of psychological test performance in light of the adolescent's development. Psychological Portraits of Adolescents demonstrates how psychological test materials are analyzed and integrated according to developmental expectations. Using their extensive experience testing young people, Eagle and Schwartz give detailed interpretations of the results of several classic psychological tests such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, the Bender-Gestalt, the Rorshach, and figure drawing. The book begins at the point after the tests have been administered and scored, and it examines the psychological growth of adolescents from ages twelve to twenty-one through the interpretation of the psychological test data. Eagle and Schwartz provide actual test data based on thirty years of testing thousands of adolescents in school settings, guidance clinics, psychiatric hospitals, private treatment, and research programs. For each age group, the authors provide a picture of the normal developmental level and test results, with an explanation of how to evaluate degrees of deviance from normal expectations. This approach will assist clinical psychologists working with adolescents to better understand the psychological testing of adolescents and the data found in psychological reports. The authors use an ego psychological model reduced to four functional dimensions: cognition, dynamics, defenses, and affect. The relationship between these different areas of functioning and the test data are detailed, so the reader can appreciate how the diagnostic profile is determined by the data. Each diagnosis is explained in terms of the test data and its DSM III-R equivalent. Psychological Portraits of Adolescents provides an innovative framework that child and forensic psychiatrists and school psychologists can use to integrate psychological test results and apply them through all stages of development. Anyone involved in the testing of adolescents or relying on the results of such testing will find this book invaluable.

The Transition to Kindergarten

Author: Robert C. Pianta
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557663993
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this issues-focused book, the experts explore the research on early schooling and reexamine educational beliefs, policies, and practices relating to the first years of school. Scholars, researchers, and other professionals will learn about readiness assessment, cultural diversity, entrance ages, children with disabilities, grade retention, children in poverty, classroom structure, personnel preparation, and family-school-community partnerships. In this resource that investigates the kindergarten issue with academic rigor, professionals will discover why early school transitions need to be improved and how these critical transitions affect children's future educational success.

Critical Issues in Early Childhood Professional Development

Author: Martha J. Zaslow
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557668257
Format: PDF, ePub
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Effective teaching leads to positive student outcomes, and professional development for early childhood teachers is key to improving both. But what exactly do we mean by 2professional development3? What effect does it have on school readiness? Which models and approaches really work? This is the book the early childhood field needs to take the crucial first steps toward definitive answers. Top experts in early childhood education help readers: define professional development; examine research across a range of settings Head Start, public preschools, private programs on professional development and school readiness; consider both the extent and the content of professional development; learn from detailed explorations of promising professional development models; investigate key economic considerations and policy implications; identify areas for further exploration.

Social Relationships and Peer Support

Author: Rachel Janney
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557668219
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Positive, mutually supportive relationships among students with and without disabilities are a critical part of inclusive schooling - they improve students' social skills and help boost academic achievement. Educators will foster these meaningful relationships with the revised and updated edition of Social Relationships and Peer Support. This second edition is enhanced throughout with new information on legislative changes, thoroughly updated references, new peer support guidelines for middle and high school, and ready-to-use strategies on everything from teaching social skills to making peer instruction work.