ERIC Number: EJ1010751
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Publication Date: 2013-Mar
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Rediscovering the Art of Developmental Therapy: An Interview with Mary M. Wood
Teagarden, James M.; Kaff, Marilyn S.; Zabel, Robert H.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v48 n4 p254-261 Mar 2013
Dr. Mary Margaret Wood is best known for developing psychoeducational programs that integrate mental health and special education interventions for children with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Developmental Therapy (DT) includes comprehensive assessment of student behavior, communication, social, and cognitive development, individualized interventions to facilitate healthy personality growth across the developmental frameworks, and ongoing monitoring of student development. Developmental Therapy Teaching (DTT) offers educational approaches for educators and other interveners and places developmentally matched objectives and instructional strategies at the center of the intervention process. Over the past 40 years, DT, DTT, and elements of these models have been adopted both nationally and internationally. In this interview, Dr. Wood reflects on her career, the influences on the development and contributions of DT, the current status of the field, and the future of educating children with EBD. The interview was conducted on August 16, 2011, in Athens, Georgia, where Dr. Wood is professor emeritus of special education at the University of Georgia.
Descriptors: Interviews, Teaching Methods, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Personality, Psychoeducational Methods, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Therapy, Student Behavior, Cognitive Development, College Faculty, Professional Recognition, Reflection, Careers, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education
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