Title: Working with Troubled Children

Authors: James M. Kauffman PhD; Frederick Brigham PhD

Publisher: Attainment Company Inc.

Full Court Press

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Description: The lives of young people with behavior problems tend to be among the least satisfying of all. If their problems become the disorders that are defined as disabilities in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), then their happiness and academic progress in school and their adult life course is likely to compare unfavorably to that of others. In this book, noted professors and specialists on childhood behavior disorders James M. Kauffman and Frederick J. Brigham show teachers and parents of troubled children how to recognize problems early and take appropriate actions before they become the “severe, protracted difficulties for which special education is designed.”

James M. Kauffman PhD is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Virginia, where he has been chair of the Department of Special Education and Associate Dean for Research. He is a former teacher in both general elementary and special education for students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Frederick Brigham PhD is Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Virginia, Bowling Green State University, and Valparaiso University. His teaching experience includes service as a work experience instructor, as a general elementary school teacher, and as a special education teacher for secondary school students with emotional and behavioral disorders.