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Description - Meeting the Needs of Students and Families from Poverty by Tania N. Thomas-Presswood

Poverty has a profound impact on children's learning and achievement - and with this timely resource, psychologists, administrators, and educators in K-12 settings will learn to be sensitive to the challenges poverty poses and discover ways to efficiently improve the academic skills of their students. This volume gives readers the latest research-based clinical and educational approaches to working effectively with children and families from poverty, enabling them to implement individual, classroom, or schoolwide supports that foster academic success and a positive school climate.Education professionals will discover how to: incorporate the impact of poverty on children's cognitive and social development into the assessment process; effectively identify children's needs and strengths, work with their families, and design interventions that respect children's diversity and unique experiences; use proven education methods successfully in their own school settings - including response to intervention, social skills training, and schoolwide positive behavioral support; encourage family participation and learn to recognize family strengths and risks through building relationships; and, address the hottest topics in education - including working with English-language learners, improving behavior, and promoting literacy skills.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781557668677
ISBN-10: 1557668671
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Brookes Publishing Co
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tania N. Thomas-Presswood

Dr. Thomas-Presswood is Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program at Gallaudet University. She received her doctoral degree in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University in 1989 and has had postgraduate training in school neuropsychology. Dr. Thomas-Presswood has had extensive experience working in the public schools as a school psychologist in New York and Texas. In addition to her full-time teaching position at Gallaudet, she is a practicing school psychologist with the Arlington Public Schools system in Virginia. Dr. Thomas-Presswood was born in the Republic of PanamaA and has been living in the United States since 1980. She speaks Spanish fluently and has been developing her skills in American Sign Language. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband, Donald Presswood, and daughter, Brielle Sofa Aa. Dr. Presswood was born and raised on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. He earned his bachelora s degree in Spanish from DePaul University in 1980. Since August 2002, Dr. Presswood has been the principal of Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School in Northeast Washington, D.C., and he serves as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education Educational Leadership Program at Trinity University in Washington, D.C. Before becoming a school administrator, Dr. Presswood worked as a special education teacher in Austin, Texas, from 1995 to 1998; served on active duty as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer from 1980 to 1995; and worked as a physical education teacher in Chicago, Illinois, from 1976 to 1979. Dr. Presswood earned his Ph.D. in special education administration in 1998 and his M.A. in Latin American studies in 1991 from The University of Texas at Austin. "