Stephen W. Smith, Ph.D. & Ann P. Daunic, Ph.D.
This research-supported text provides a comprehensive and practical approach for teaching elementary school students at a critical developmental stage to use social problem solving to self-manage their behavior. The book contains practical and easy-to-implement ideas for teachers and other school professionals as they help students learn this process. The approach can be used in regular or special education classrooms, small groups, or individual counseling sessions.
- The practical application of social problem solving in school situations is blended with a clear description of the theory and research underlying the basic concepts, providing readers with information about how and why social problem solving can work in schools.
- Real world examples of teaching situations throughout the text encourage student understanding of when and how to apply major concepts and techniques presented in each chapter.
- A classroom-related scenario opens appropriate chapters, helping readers see the need for the teaching strategies described within.
- Boxed features throughout the text highlight important concepts and provide readers with visual representations of basic concepts.
- Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide readers with easy advance access to the major chapter concepts.
- Frequently Asked Questions at the end of each chapter provide readers information beyond the narrative and address the most common reader questions.