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Strategies to guide children towards the best play and social activitiesThe latest brain research show that children can be taughtat very early agesthe tools they need to become successful and connected to other children, as well as adults. This book offers parents and teachers the information they need to develop a clear understanding of the unique nature of each child in order to create a custom program that can teach a child the most effective ways to engage peers and make social interactions easier and more meaningful. Reveals why exposure to certain experiences can actually help a child's brain develop faster Shows how properly directed play can become an opportunity to facilitate language and development Both authors have appeared in the national media Offers a unique approach for teaching children customized play and social activitiesUsing the methods outlined can lead to a lifetime of social success and likeability that are crucial for a child's emotional stability.
Ann Densmore, EdD, is a certified speech pathologist and audiologist with a doctorate in education from Clark University and a master's in human development and psychology from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. She has taught children language and social communication skills for more than thirty years. Margaret Bauman, MD, is an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and the founding director of the Lurie Center LADDERS program, a division of the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.
Table of Contents
|Note to the Reader||p. IX|
|Children Can Learn to Be Successful||p. 11|
|Raising a Likable Child||p. 33|
|Preparing an Achieving Child||p. 59|
|Ensuring a Happy Child||p. 81|
|Building Strong Moral Character||p. 103|
|The Importance of Being Resilient||p. 125|
|Encouraging Flexibility and the Art of Compromise||p. 141|
|Getting Organized||p. 157|
|Developing Leaders||p. 173|
|Successfully Engaging Friends||p. 189|
|Become Passionate About Learning||p. 213|
|Successful Children Need Involved Parents||p. 227|
|Additional Resources||p. 249|
|About the Authors||p. 255|
|About Harvard Medical School||p. 257|
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