A copublication with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood focuses on research-based strategies for educators to address challenging behaviors of children during early childhood and elementary school years. Utilizing research from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counselling and applied behavior analysis, the author suggests simple strategies for teachers to manage behaviors and promote mental health and resilience in children with challenging behaviors.
Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood provides a framework for best practices which are empirically based and have been successfully utilized in the classroom. An appreciation of the deep understanding of culture as it affects curricular approaches, family engagement, and child growth and development is utilized throughout this comprehensive, multidisciplinary resource. Bayat references the most recent research in the field of child mental health and provides educational and intervention approaches that are appropriate for all children with and without disabilities.
"This is my ‘must have’ book of the year […] The research based top tips and techniques in this book are invaluable and have been tried and tested in the classroom. […] The author provides intervention approaches that are appropriate for all children, with and without disabilities. The step-by-step guide approach is reassuring, easy to follow and with research from neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counselling and behaviour analysis being utilized effectively, you know you are in safe hands and after reading this will be a better, more skilled, and emotionally more resilient practitioner who is more able to help children." – Martine Horvath, eye magazine
"This book brilliantly connects psychiatry, child development, and behavioral psychology, set in a social-cultural and historical context. It is destined to be an academic classic."- Gayle Mindes, Professor of Education, DePaul University, USA
"Mojdeh Bayat draws on years of experience as a researcher and teacher educator and applies this vast knowledge to a step-by-step guide to preventing and addressing challenging behavior in young children. This research-based but practical book fills a void of available texts in the field."- Gail E. Joseph, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of Early Childhood and Family Studies, University of Washington, USA
CHAPTER 1: Children with Challenging Behaviors and Their Early Education
CHAPTER 2: Early Relationships: Foundations of Early Childhood Mental Health
CHAPTER 3: Childhood Trauma and INTS Influence on Physical, Mental, and Behavioral Health
CHAPTER 4: Challenging Behaviors Related to Developmental and Other Disorders in Children
CHAPTER 5: Curricular Approaches Which Promote Social Competence and Appropriate Behaviors in Children
CHAPTER 6: Play Therapy: An Intervention for Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Children
CHAPTER 7: Addressing Challenging Behaviors via Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
CHAPTER 8: Current Discipline Practices in Early Childhood Programs and Schools: Issues, Problems, and Alternatives
CHAPTER 9: Best Practices: Practical Strategies for Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Children
CHAPTER 10: Parenting, Culture, and Discipline
CHAPTER 11: Educators and Families Partnering Together for Children
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