Teaching Disturbed and Disturbing Students
Helping youth with behavioral and emotional disorders manage feelings that interfere with academic success is a goal of Teaching Students Who are Disturbed and Disturbing: An Integrated Approach, says its co-author and co-editor Tachelle Banks, Ph.D.
"This textbook is very relevant to teaching in times when children and youth require curriculum that better addresses socio-emotional needs and building emotional competence,” according to Dr. Banks, an associate professor of Special Education for the Department of Teacher Education. Throughout her career, the focus of her research has been on behavior disorders, cognitive behavior interventions and teacher quality.
The third edition of the book, which Dr. Banks wrote and edited with Paul Zionts, dean of the School of Education at DePaul University – Chicago and Kim Killu, associate professor of Special Education at the University of Michigan – Dearborn, will be released July 30th by Pro-Ed Publishing.
The book opens with an administrative perspective for providing educational services to students with emotional and behavioral disorders. In addition to instructional and traditional behavioral strategies, moral development and cognitive behavioral approaches are featured in this latest edition. Specifically, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) used as a preventative mental health curriculum is a primary feature of the book.
Teaching Students Who are Disturbed and Disturbing: An Integrated Approach is suitable for courses relating to classroom and behavior management and instruction of students with mild to moderate disabilities or emotional and behavioral disorders. In addition to teachers, this book also would benefit school psychologists, social workers, administrators and parents, Dr. Banks says.
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