Effective and practical solutions to respond to common skill lags and behaviour challenges. During the preschool years, children are beginning to gain cognitive skills and developing internal controls to regulate their emotions. While some young children may quickly learn these skills, other children may lack interest, find them difficult to perform, or exhibit challenging behaviours. Lags in skill development and challenging behaviours are normal but can still be improved upon. This book will help you identify and set goals for children who need more specific planning and support.
New to this second edition:
Early learning standard links to common skill lags and challenging behaviours
Research on brain development
Ideas for working with dual-language learners
Information on the impact of stress on children
An updated planning form to help you work with families to develop goal statements and a course of action
Revised reproducible handouts for parents that include suggestions for skills and behaviours children need to develop to ensure future learning and success.
Deborah Hewitt: Deborah Hewitt began her work with young children as a therapeutic preschool teacher in the inner city. Her roles in early education include child care provider consultant, CDA advisor, MNAEYC board of directors, trainer-of-trainers, school readiness preschool teacher, and education manager for an urban Head Start. Currently, she is at the Minnesota Department of Education and provides staffing to Minnesota's Early Childhood Advisory Council. She is also the coauthor of Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice and The Optimistic Classroom: Creative Ways to Give Children Hope.