Optimizing Learning Outcomes: Proven Brain-Centric, Trauma-Sensitive Practices

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 24, 2017 - Psychology - 252 pages

Optimizing Learning Outcomes provides answers for the most pressing questions that mental health professionals, teachers, and administrators are facing in today’s schools. Chapters provide a wide array of evidence-based resources—including links to video segments—that promote understanding, discussion, and successful modeling. Accessible how-to trainings provide readers with multiple sensory-based practices that improve academic success and promote behavioral regulation. Clinicians and educators will come away from this book with a variety of tools for facilitating brain-based, trauma-sensitive learning for all, realizing improved learning outcomes, improving teacher satisfaction, and reducing disciplinary actions and suspensions.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Not Doing More Doing Differently
9
2 On Becoming a SelfReg Haven
30
Changing Physiology Behavior and Performance
58
Classroom Strategies
74
StudentTeacher Relationship
95
Effective Effort
119
7 Teacher Resilience Sustained Effectiveness and SelfCare
132
8 InSchool Neurological Reparative Therapy for Traumatized Students
150
9 A Vision for a TraumaSensitive School
166
Responding to Kids Impacted by Adversity Trauma and Toxic Stress
180
Appendix
199
Index
229
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William Steele, PsyD, MSW, is the founder and was, for twenty-three years, the director of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), where he created trauma-specific, registered, evidence-based intervention programs and resources for schools and agencies. These programs are currently used in fifty-five countries. Now retired from TLC, he continues to write, consult, and train educators and practitioners across the United States.

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