Developing A Calm Classroom
Labels. They are meant to help us understand childhood behavior problems such as these: ADHD Autism Dyslexia Motor coordination disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Intermittent Explosive Disorder Conduct Disorder And oh, so many more! In reality, these labels only describe behaviors or experiences. They provide no knowledge about why the behavior occurs. A child is not defined by a label. A child is a combination of three layers or factors, which create an interplay of experiences affecting the child’ social-emotional, and developmental growth. Do you know what these three layers are? Do you know what each layer brings to a child’s developmental potential? They are: Temperament, Development, and Environment Each influences the growth and development of the child. Stressors within even one layer can upset a child’s ability to successfully interact with others, control his emotions, and even learn. You, as his parent or teacher, must be able to provide support to balance out factors that could limit the child’s adult potential. NEVER ASSUME: KNOW CHILDREN BEFORE LABELING THEM provides information on each of these layers, what they are individually, and how they can influence each other, both in a positive and a negative way. You need to understand these three layers before you attempt to change any behavior or place any label on a child. If you don’t, you risk making life worse for the child and for you. Don’t react to behaviors. Learn to respond, knowing where the behavior is coming from. Order NEVER ASSUME now.
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Helping Challenging Children Podcast
You can't know all there is about challenging children. It would require you to be an expert in many disciplines. This podcast is geared to helping professionals understand the many struggles and barriers that children and adolescents experience while trying to grow up. Each episode, different issues and organizations who are working to help challenging children will be highlighted.
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Temperament-Based Interventions for ADHD, ODD, and Anxiety
This full-day digital seminar is produced through PESI, Inc.
It looks at the role of temperament traits and their impact on emotions and behaviors of children and adolescents with ADHD, ODD, or anxiety.
Never Assume: Getting To Know Children Before Labeling Them (book)
Dr. McGuire reminds us that children are born with a profile of temperament traits that rule how they behave or respond to what is occurring in their environment.
We, as adults, do not always remember our own childhood differences and how they made us feel.
Now living in a different time with more resources, education and science helping us through observations, stories of children can be a means of letting adults see children from a more objective eye, rather than the subjective eye colored by worry, fear or frustration.
Focusing on the demeanor of children and how to understand them, Dr. McGuire will use her experience as a behavioral pediatrician to help you, help your children and patients. Teaching you how to create a biographic profile of children she will demonstrate behavioral challenges while teaching you what to do with this new gained knowledge.
Dr. McGuire's book is filled with heartfelt essays and hopeful answers that you can apply to the children you know who need to be better understood.
The ADHD Student and Homework Problems
Healthcare providers diagnose ADHD in 8 – 10% of students. Many think the diagnosis is the end of the journey, solving the reason for the learning and behavioral issues.
In reality, 51% will also have identified or unidentified learning disorders. These additional disorders further interfere with the student's attempts to learn and apply knowledge from the classroom.
Check out my new book that reveals the conditions which complicate ADHD, making doing school work difficult.
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