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When young children are showing signs of difficulty, parents, childcare providers, and teachers often approach practitioners for guidance on how to best support healthy development. Whether providing consultation in early education programs and elementary schools, or assisting children and families in clinics or private practice, these practitioners need a sophisticated understanding of early childhood issues combined with a down-to-earth approach to intervention. This practical yet comprehensive guide:
Reviews the multi-disciplinary knowledge needed to understand children's social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties
Outlines step-by-step approaches to intervention for a a wide range of issues
Zeros in on common problems in establishing relationships, communicating effectively, sustaining attention, and handling frustration and anxiety
Offers accessible ways to describe principles and strategies to parents and teachers
Illustrates the consultative process through richly detailed and engaging case material
With its unique integration of theoretical material, real-world applications, and vivid examples of practice, this volume will serve as an invaluable resource for those working to help 3- to 7-year-olds and the adults who care for and teach them.