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's book 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 behaviours and promote self-regulation.
Proven and effective tools for children diagnosed with:
Mona Delahooke, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Delahooke holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to parents, organizations, schools, and public agencies. Dr. Delahooke has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences. She is the author of the award-winning book, Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges (PESI, 2019), and the upcoming book, Brain-Body Parenting, now available for preorder. Her popular blog, at www.monadelahooke.com, covers a range of topics useful for caregivers and childhood providers.
Financial: Dr. Mona Delahooke maintains a private practice. She is a trainer consultant at the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health and Villa Esperanza Services, and she is a staff member and faculty trainer at the Profectum Foundation. She maintains employment relationships with the Interdisciplinary Council on Learning Disorders and the Southern CA DIR Regional Institute. Dr. Delahooke receives royalties as a published author, and she receives a speaking honorarium and product royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Mona Delahooke is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Zero to Three Foundation, the Infant Development Association of California, and the Partnership for Awareness.
"Transformative. Dr. Mona Delahooke beautifully integrates the science of development, emotion, physiology, and relationship to bridge the divisions between professionals, parents, and approaches.
To this day, the majority of approaches to children’s behavior and development are overly simplistic, boiler-plate, and uninformed by science. In this practical and accessible science-based guide, readers are given the tools to peel back the layers and view and provide intervention in ways that optimally honor each child’s emerging development and potential. Truly a gift to the world." Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, LCSW, Executive Director of The Center of Connection, Co-author of NYT bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline
"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
"In this hopeful and sensitive book, Dr. Mona Delahooke details how all childhood providers, across a wide variety of disciplines, can support healthy social and emotional development for children and families. The method to build these capacities are complex, yet Dr. Delahooke simplifies the message in a usable, relationship -based, attuned manner that anyone working with vulnerable children can understand." Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, Founder, STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, Clinical Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, Professor of Pediatrics, Rocky Mountain University Graduate Program, Author of Sensational Kids (2014).
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