ERIC Number: ED462131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Risk and Reality: Teaching Preschool Children Affected by Substance Abuse.
Brady, Joanne P.; Grollman, Sharon
In recent years, preschool and elementary school teachers have noted increases in behavior concerns and developmental delays, possibly caused by prenatal drug or alcohol exposure. This document notes that it is more important to ascertain the children's challenges than the causes. It describes the most promising practices identified for improving the learning of children at risk, whatever the reason. These are: (1) creating a nurturing classroom environment; (2) encouraging cooperative play; (3) facilitating classroom transitions and minimizing distractions; (4) helping children manage their behaviors; (5) conducting ongoing classroom assessment; and (6) building strong ties with families. The guide features a companion videotape. (Contains 43 resources.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Developmental Delays, Dramatic Play, Educational Improvement, Family Environment, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, High Risk Students, Learning Problems, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Portfolio Assessment, Preschool Education, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship
Head Start Information and Publication Center, 1133 15th St., N.W., Suite 450, Washington, DC 20005 (guide: $2.50; videotape: $5). Tel: 866-763-6481 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.