Teaching Kids with Mental Health & Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom
224 pages
Age Range: 5 to 18
ISBN: 9781575422428

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Teaching Kids with Mental Health & Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom: How to Recognize, Understand and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed

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Myles L Cooley

What do you do to help a student who worries all the time and has persistent fears? How do you help the child whose extreme mood changes interfere with learning? Are you challenged by kids who are overly aggressive or defiant? And what do you know about dealing with ADHD, OCD, NVLD, GAD, PTSD, communication disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, eating disorders, learning disabilities, autism, and social phobias?

It’s estimated that up to 10 percent of students in the regular classroom have a learning disability, and 20 percent have a mental health disorder that interferes with daily life. Given the many challenges you face each day, this essential guide for all classroom teachers can help you address students’ special needs.

The heart of this book deals with mental health conditions and learning disorders that are likely to be present in today’s classrooms, including anxiety and mood disorders, communication disorders, learning disabilities, and social/relational disorders. Click on “view book excerpt” for the Table of Contents to see a complete list of the more than 20 mental health and learning disorders addressed. Each disorder or condition is described in jargon-free terms with the specific behaviours and symptoms to look for. Then user-friendly classroom strategies and interventions are given, along with suggested professional treatment that may be needed.

In addition, the book discusses the role of the school in addressing mental health and learning disorders, helps you plan for assessing students’ needs, and outlines effective classroom policies and procedures. Educators will find helpful tips for teaching strategies that meet diverse student needs, build important social and emotional skills, and establish a safe and caring classroom.

A great resource for regular classroom teachers, special education teachers, school counsellors and psychologists, classroom aides, school administrators, parents & childcare providers.