1st Edition

School Success for Kids With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

    320 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    School Success for Kids With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders gives parents and teachers of students with Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, mood disorders, or other emotional and behavioral disorders the strategies they need to help these kids overcome their struggles and find success in school. Based on the experiences of psychologists and educators working with kids with these disorders, this book provides help for children needing to control their emotional outbursts and strategies to teach kids to monitor, review, and change their behaviors.

    The chapters cover topics such as managing the classroom, dealing with struggles with homework, choosing from options such as time out or restraint to control behavior, helping kids develop self-advocacy strategies and independence, and planning services and accommodations for these disorders. The book also includes multiple tools for parents and teachers to reproduce and use immediately to help their students with emotional and behavioral problems overcome their challenges.

    "Acknowledgements Introduction Part I Background and Perspective Chapter 1 The Many Faces of Students With Challenging Behavior 3 Prevalence 5 How to Use This Book Who Are These Kids? Chapter 2 Learning From History How Have Children With Challenging Behavior Historically Been Served in School? History of Definition Chapter 3 School Culture and Perception of Challenging Behaviors Adult Perceptions Perceptions About Socioeconomic Status, Race, Gender, and Giftedness and School Intervention Family Factors School Culture


    Michelle Davis is a special educator with more than a decade of experience advocating for students with learning, attention, and behavior disorders. A skilled advocate who seeks to secure school services that prepare children for success in life, she is the director of ABCs for Life Success, LLC, a Washington, DC, area educational consulting firm specializing in serving students with special needs.

    Vincent P. Culotta, Ph.D., ABN, is a Board Certified neuropsychologist and president of NeuroBehavioral Associates in Columbia, MD. NeuroBehavioral Associates serves children and adolescents with learning, attention, and neurodevelopmental differences through neuropsychological assessment and consultation. Dr. Culotta completed his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, doctoral work in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis, and specialty training in the neurosciences at the University of Maryland Medical School. Dr. Culotta has served as the director of neuropsychology in the neurosurgery division of the University of Maryland's R. Adam's Cowley Shock Trauma Center. His research and clinical interests include disorders of executive functioning, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Culotta serves on the boards of several academic institutions and supervises the clinical and research training of graduate students. Dr. Culotta is a frequent speaker and invited lecturer at regional and national conferences, provides professional training and consultation, and has published numerous articles regarding neurodevelopment and brain-based disorders of children and adolescents.

    Named to the A-List, Today's Books Daily Book Register,Today's Books, 4/4/11
    School Success for Kids With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and clinicians alike. This book documents the history of, the process for and the implementation of interventions for children with emotional and behavioral disorders in the school setting ... As a clinician trained in the medical model of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, I especially found this book helpful in updating my own knowledge about the educational assessments, interventions and implementation processes available for these very challenging students. As a result, I have become a more informed and effective advocate for my patients. ,Stuart R. Varon, M.D., 9/9/11