Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome: The Respond But Don't React Method

David S Stein (Author)


A child doesn't want to leave the toy store, so he stops and flops. Another bolts across a busy parking lot, turns and smiles at his mom. An eighteen-year-old student bursts into tears when asked to change activities at school. Sound familiar? These and other common behavior issues in children with Down syndrome can quickly become engrained and may even persist into adulthood. No parent wants that to happen, and thankfully, help is available! Dr. David Stein, a psychologist and Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Boston Children's Hospital, shares his approach to behavior management in this new book for parents. Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome examines how the brain of a person with Down syndrome works, how those differences impact behavior, and why bad behavior should not be viewed as a willful act. Governed by this new awareness, parents are in a better position to change and manage their child's behavior using these guiding principles: [[Be proactive, not reactive [[Be consistent [[Use visual schedules & Social Stories to direct behavior [[Develop a token reward chart [[Keep gut reactions in check [[Teach siblings to ignore bad behavior [[Learn effective disciplinary techniques [[Know when professional help is needed Some of these parenting concepts are intuitive, others are not, but when they are followed consistently, children and teens with Down syndrome do their best behaviorally and the parent-child relationship remains as positive and loving as it should be.

Product Details

$21.95  $20.19
Woodbine House
Publish Date
May 15, 2016
5.8 X 0.3 X 8.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author

David S. Stein is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. He specializes in adult teaching and learning. Dr. Stein has conducted workshops on principles of adult teaching and has served as a consultant to the Ohio Board of Regents, the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College, the Columbus (Ohio) City Schools, the Ohio Learning Network, the Digital Union at Ohio State, professional associations, and other universities. He has presented at numerous conferences on adult and online learning and has written extensively on how adults learn in online environments. He serves on the conference planning committee for the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, Wisc. Dr. Stein received his Ph.D. in adult education from the University of Michigan and earned an M.S. in community health planning and administration from the University of Cincinnati.