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Dr. Nancy Rappaport 

The Behavior Code

From: Guy Rathbun
Series: Turning Pages: Authors and Their Words
Length: 17:25

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About 10-percent of kids in school – approximately 9 to 13 million students – struggle with mental health problems. Whether they’re running out of class, not doing their homework, disrupting others, or quietly being defiant, their behavior is often misread, misdiagnosed and poorly handled by teachers, parents and caregivers. The frustration level parents face can be overwhelming, and navigating school dynamics with teachers and administrators is equally tough

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In The Behavior Code, Jessica Minahan and Nancy Rappaport, M.D. provide empathetic, flexible, practical, and more importantly effective strategies for preventing inappropriate behavior from the start of the classroom, and dealing with it once it’s already happening.

With their combined clinical background and practice of effective interventions, Minahan and Dr. Rappaport have researched the best practices for helping children that act out. Dr. Rappaport is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of School Programs at Cambridge Health Alliance. Minahan is a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator who is currently employed in the Newton, MA school system as district-wide behavior analyst.

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In The Behavior Code, Jessica Minahan and Nancy Rappaport, M.D. provide empathetic, flexible, practical, and more importantly effective strategies for preventing inappropriate behavior from the start of the classroom, and dealing with it once it’s already happening.

With their combined clinical background and practice of effective interventions, Minahan and Dr. Rappaport have researched the best practices for helping children that act out. Dr. Rappaport is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of School Programs at Cambridge Health Alliance. Minahan is a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator who is currently employed in the Newton, MA school system as district-wide behavior analyst.

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http://www.nancyrappaport.com/