Developmental Therapy-Developmental Teaching: Fostering Social-Emotional Competence in Troubled Children and Youth (3rd ed.)
Mary M. Wood, Karen R. Davis, Faye L. Swindle, Constance Quirk
The Developmental Therapy-Developmental Teaching curriculum provides a framework for guiding social-emotional development and responsible behavior in children and adolescents. It matches a child's current social, emotional, and behavioral status with specific goals, objectives, behavior management strategies, curriculum materials, activities, and evaluation procedures. It also defines specific adult roles which facilitate a child's development. The curriculum sequentially spans social, emotional, and behavioral development for children and youth from birth to 16 years. The curriculum has four areas: Behavior, Communication, Socialization, and (Pre)Academics/Cognition. Within each of these four areas specific teaching objectives follow developmental sequences for social-emotional competence and responsible behavior. These sequences suggest five distinct stages in the psychosocial development of all children and youth and define both the long- and short-term program goals for each student. Detailed curriculum activities, environments, and intervention strategies are provided with specific adaptations for early childhood, school-age children, preadolescents, and adolescents. The curriculum also describes the types of strategies used by adults and the necessary adult role models needed by children and youth at these various stages of development. Appendices include sample evaluation instruments. (Contains approximately 250 references.)
Mary M. Wood, Karen R. Davis, Faye L. Swindle, Constance Quirk. Developmental Therapy-Developmental Teaching: Fostering Social-Emotional Competence in Troubled Children and Youth (3rd ed.) (1996). Pro-ed: Austin, TX.
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Developmental Therapy-Teaching Programs: Documenting Effectiveness
Twenty-Five Years of Developmental Therapy-Developmental Teaching: A Summary of Program Effectiveness
Intended User Audience:
In-training and trained special education teachers of troubled children, parents/family members, and service delivery personnel can use this material. The book is cross-cultural and addresses multi-cultural issues.
The book was developed by parents; mental health professionals; early childhood specialists, special education and general education teachers; and social workers. The developers were European American, Hispanic, and African American.
The curriculum has been formally field tested 3 times (in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s) in schools (both special education and general education settings) and mental health treatment centers.
The curriculum has been "nationally validated" (approved by National Institute of Education, U.S. Department of Education).
The curriculum has also been granted "Significant Achievement Award" for "research-based model effectiveness for work with emotionally disturbed children" by the American Psychiatric Association-Community Mental Health Division.
Two published evaluations are available: 25 years of Developmental Therapy, and Documenting Effectiveness.
Approximately 2000 copies have been distributed worldwide.
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