Social relationships with peers is a major achievement of the preschool years. For some children with disabilities (e.g. developmental delay, autism, emotional/behavioral disorder), acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary for interacting positively and successfully with peers is a challenge. Leaders in the field propose that the development of peer-related social competence should be a primary goal of early intervention and early childhood programs.
This PowerPoint slideshow presents information on Autism Spectrum Disorder and differential diagnosis and comorbid conditions. It covers symptoms and discusses multi-disciplinary approaches.
The School Responder Model (SRM) is a response to school infractions that aims to address behavioral health needs and reduce the likelihood of juvenile justice involvement. This interactive web application provides data and practical activities to address behavioral health issues.
The Child Mind Institute contains a wide variety of useful information resources for families and educators. The site explores concerns and challenges faced by parents, family members and educators. Learn how to effectively respond to emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. This website also contains many personal story videos.
Th Child Mind Institute is available online or in person (in New York City), offering evaluations, treatment and neuropsychological testing for children, teens and young adults.
Whether you're a parent or teacher...whether a child is behaviorally challenging or not...collaboration is the key to improved relationships, better communication, and solving problems. This website contains a ton of free resources to help you move in that direction. The goals of this website is to help to ensure that kids everywhere are treated in ways that are compassionate, informed, and effective.
There is nothing in IDEA that restricts schools from disciplining children with disabilities. This article is designed to provide a set of practical concepts to improve the chances that positive behaviors will increase and negative behaviors will decrease among children with disabilities who warrant special education and related services under IDEA.
KnowBullying provides information and guidance to parents, teacher, and caregivers on ways to prevent bullying and build resilience in children. App features:
This web page provides parents with a better understanding of their child's fixations and the importance of compromise. The primary focus of the Your Little Professor website is on Asperger's Syndrome and Autism. This website contains useful parenting tips and information for success in school.
This website provides information on making schools safe and maintaining a caring school climate; facilitating students' holistic developing; and enhancing student motivation, self-expectations and high achievement.
The tenants of optimal social/emotional health include the following goals:
Social Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL) begins at home and is facilitated through supportive school and classroom environments; school, family and community connections; skills acquired pre-K to 12 through instruction and mentoring; after school, extra-curricular and service learning programs; school and community prevention and intervention services; and professional development for all staff.