Beyond Behaviors In Beyond Behaviors, internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the context of relational safety. Featuring impactful worksheets and charts, this accessible book offers professionals, educators and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.
"Are you are a parent, teacher, or mental health professional working with kids who have persistent difficulties at home or school? Do you know and love a child with trauma and anxiety, who is neurodiverse or autistic, or who has received any diagnosis traditionally related to challenging behaviors (RAD, ODD, DMDD, PTSD, DTD, IED, ADHD, etc.)?
If so, GO BUY THIS BOOK NOW... then give an extra copy to every professional working with the child!
Dr. Mona Delahooke has put into words so clearly and brilliantly what many of us have known for years about the most challenging kids in our homes and classrooms. In a compelling, compassionate, and easy-to-read format, she has addressed many of the false assumptions underlying out-dated behavior management systems and proposes a refreshingly compassionate and brain-based approach.
Instead of following the traditional path of using rewards and consequences as a way to motivate children to behave, she focuses on the importance of building an environment of safety, respecting individual diversity, and understanding children’s sensory and nervous systems. With plenty of scholarly research, along with specific examples and helpful diagrams, her book clearly and beautifully demonstrates the importance of figuring out what is driving the behavior as the key to finding compassionate solutions that work!"
~ Sandi Lerman, Amazon Customer