A groundbreaking resource for the field of early intervention.
Full of clear, straightforward steps, guiding principles and useful techniques backed by neuroscience and research, Dr. Mona Delahooke provides practical methods so that all childhood providers can better support the social and emotional lives of children and families.
Illustrated with worksheets, charts and handouts, this reader-friendly book will provide valuable tools to nurture relationships, measure progress, reduce child stress, address challenging behaviors and promote self-regulation.
Proven and effective tools for children diagnosed with:
• Developmental and learning differences
• Communication and speech differences
• Sensory Processing Disorder
• Medical conditions
• Emotional or behavioral challenges
"In this succinct and accessible volume, Dr. Delahooke systematically outlines strategies to foster the development of emotionally challenged children. Complex clinical features are brilliantly deconstructed into manageable, intuitive, and understandable components and these components are used to illustrate the application of principles designed to treat and optimize the child's capacity to interact in family, classroom, and in other social contexts."
Stephen W Porges, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation
"No one doubts healthy emotional and social capacities are essential for every function and challenge throughout life. The question is how we develop these capacities in every child. Dr. Mona Delahooke tells us how to go about this important goal in clear, practical, and attuned approaches to guide parents, teachers, programs and service systems. Learn not only how to identify and understand what underlies challenges and what to do, but how to bring insight, sensitivity and self-reflection to harness strength and hope for every child.
Dr. Mona Delahooke unites infant mental health and development where relationships provide the vehicle for emotional and social development, integrates a wealth of knowledge and has the answers you are looking for. You will embrace a caring relationship with Dr. Delahooke as you read this valuable book."
Serena Wieder, PhD, Clinical Director, Profectum Foundation, Co-creator of the DIR Model, Co-Author of The Child with Special Needs and Engaging Autism
"Dr. Delahooke shows you how to find the driving socio-emotional factors of a child's behavior and how to use non-standard approaches to address those issues. This is a must-read for health and education workers in early intervention."
Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, Author of bestselling Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies
"Dr. Delahooke has magically integrated research and practice so that everyone from child care providers to clinicians are empowered to understand and interact with children in a manner that will enhance their social-emotional, cognitive and developmental skill sets."
Lynne Kenney, PsyD, Author of 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior and Bloom
About the Author:
Mona Delahooke, Ph.D., is a clinical and consulting pediatric psychologist specializing in supporting children and families. She has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional and learning differences.