Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

A Step-by-step Tool for Understanding Children With NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and Other Neurological Disorders

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Jessica Kingsley Pub
Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior offers parents and professionals a tool for understanding children with neurological differences. These children have an atypical view of the world, unique to their particular disability, which can make their behavior confusing and, at times, challenging. Often, the child's actions are misunderstood and, consequently, they are unfairly punished.An individualized approach to understanding a child's thought processes can help to resolve these problems. The authors' Systematic Tool for Analyzing Thinking (STAT) offers such an approach. It provides a step-by-step method for understanding a child's behavior by revealing the thought processes behind it. By viewing a situation from the child's perspective, the root of the problem can be identified and one can then effectively address the difficult behavior. Case studies are used to describe the twelve common deficit areas, demonstrating to the reader how to apply the STAT in everyday situations.This practical book is an invaluable resource for parents and professionals working with children with NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and other neurological differences.

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For parents and professionals, this volume details how to understand the thinking and behavior of children with neurological differences like nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism, and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The authors use case studies to describe a common deficit area in each chapter, from motor and sensory ability to emotion and social communication, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to apply their approach, which is based on understanding behavior based on the thought processes behind it, to everyday situations. There is no bibliography. Holzhauser-Peters is an advocate and speech-language pathologist. True works as an instructional aide and has a son who has NLD. Some of the case studies are from their experiences. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2008
ISBN: 9781843108887
Branch Call Number: 618.928 H749m
Characteristics: 191 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: True, Leslie


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