ERIC Number: ED202569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Releasing Children from Depression: A Handbook for Elementary Teachers and Consultants.
Butler, Lenora F.; Miezitis, Solveiga
This handbook offers specific strategies and techniques that teachers and consultants have used successfully with depressive children in the classroom. "Depressive" children are described as those who have low self esteem, poor social skills, few friends and a generally unhappy existence but whose behavior is not sufficiently unsettling to warrant referral to a school psychologist or counselor. Identification of depressive children through their behavior in the classroom is discussed, and strategies the teacher can use to modify children's maladaptive behaviors are suggested. The Teacher-Mediated Intervention (TMI) model, which was developed for teachers and consultants to implement together in order to bring about changes in the child's behavior, is presented. The role of the consultant in the TMI model is described. The way the process of implementation typically unfolds is outlined. A list of seven intervention techniques for four case studies that illustrate the TMI model both at school and in the home are reported. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Consultation Programs, Depression (Psychology), Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Intervention, Parent Participation, Problem Children, Program Implementation, Teacher Role
OISE Press, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1V6 (Paper, $4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.