Designed for working with students in grades K-5, this practical manual helps educators understand the underlying psychological issues that often contribute to academic, behavioral, or social dysfunction in the classroom.
It addresses over 90 common problems or concerns that teachers observe on a daily basis, such as teasing, bullying, laziness, cheating, fighting, daydreaming, lying, shyness, clowning, procrastination, tattling, irresponsibility, test failure, and lack of friends.
Individual problems are discussed and analyzed from the perspective of eight different areas: Academic, Environmental, Intellectual, Linguistic, Medical, Perceptual, Psychological, and Social. Possible causes for each difficulty and practical, step-by-step suggestions for interventions are described.
“These books serve as basic refernce tools for anyone dealing with children and adolescents on a regular basis. They will not only help teachers and youth workers identify problems early on, but will help them to begin to understand the depth of issues that may be involved.”