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ERIC Number: EJ1144514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
What's Going on with This Child? Child Study for the 21st Century
Jones, Allison; Cossentino, Jacqueline
NAMTA Journal, v42 n2 p249-260 Spr 2017
Allison Jones and Jacqueline Cossentino have taken the term child study to describe the work they do with children experiencing challenges. Their approach to child study attempts to change the typical question of "What is wrong with this child?" to "What is going on with this child?" They have created a system by which they try to pinpoint what is going on with a child (the BASE System) and then create an action plan for working with that child. It is a collaborative effort on the part of the school community, including multiple teachers and the school's instructional leader. In this work with children experiencing challenges, organizing and recording the work and progress is crucial to understanding what is effective, what is not, and ultimately in determining what is best for each individual child. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Children on the Edge: Creating a Path for Happy, Healthy Development," January 12-15, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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