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About Mona Delahooke
Mona M. Delahooke, Ph.D. is a pediatric psychologist specializing in supporting children and families. She has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional and learning differences. Her first book, Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention: A Skills Guide for Working with Children, describes a contemporary, neurodevelopmental approach useful for all childhood professionals.
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In Beyond Behaviors, internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the context of relational safety.
Featuring impactful worksheets and charts, this accessible book offers professionals, educators and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.
Neuroscience-based effective tools and strategies for children labeled with:
- Conduct Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
- Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
- Anxiety & Depression
- Autism & Developmental or Learning Differences
And children who experience or have experienced:
- Aggressive, confusing and unpredictable behaviors
- Tantrums and meltdowns
- Disconnection or shutdown
- Adverse childhood experiences
- Trauma and toxic stress
From a leading child psychologist comes this groundbreaking new understanding of children’s behavior, offering insight and strategies to support both parents and children.
Over her decades as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke has routinely counseled distraught parents who struggle to manage their children’s challenging, sometimes oppositional behaviors. These families are understandably focused on correcting or improving a child’s lack of compliance, emotional outbursts, tantrums, and other “out of control” behavior. But, as she has shared with these families, a perspective shift is needed. Behavior, no matter how challenging, is not the problem but a symptom; a clue about what is happening in a child’s unique physiologic makeup.
In Brain-Body Parenting, Dr. Delahooke offers a radical new approach to parenting based on her clinical experience as well as the most recent research in neuroscience and child psychology. Instead of a “top-down” approach to behavior that focuses on the thinking brain, she calls for a “bottom-up” approach that considers the essential role of the entire nervous system, which produces children’s feelings and behaviors.
When we begin to understand the biology beneath the behavior, suggests Dr. Delahooke, we give our children the resources they need to grow and thrive—and we give ourselves the gift of a happier, more connected relationship with them. Brain-Body Parenting empowers parents with tools to help their children develop self-regulation skills while also encouraging parental self-care, which is crucial for parents to have the capacity to provide the essential “co-regulation” children need. When parents shift from trying to secure compliance to supporting connection and balance in the body and mind, they unlock a deeper understanding of their child, encouraging calmer behavior, more harmonious family dynamics, and increased resilience.
Full of clear, straightforward steps, guiding principles and useful techniques backed by neuroscience and research, Dr. Mona Delahooke provides practical methods so that all childhood providers can better support the social and emotional lives of children and families.
Illustrated with worksheets, charts and handouts, this reader-friendly book will provide valuable tools to nurture relationships, measure progress, reduce child stress, address challenging behaviors and promote self-regulation.
Proven and effective tools for children diagnosed with:
- Developmental and learning differences
- Communication and speech differences
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Medical conditions
- Emotional or behavioral challenges
En Más allá de la conducta, la Dra. Mona Delahooke, psicóloga pediátrica reconocida internacionalmente, describe los comportamientos como la punta del iceberg; esto es, como indicadores importantes que debemos abordar intentando entender las diferencias individuales del niño en el contexto de la seguridad relacional.
Con prácticas fichas de trabajo y diagramas, este libro tan accesible dota a profesionales, educadores y padres con herramientas y técnicas para reducir los problemas conductuales y favorecer la resiliencia psicológica y unas relaciones satisfactorias y seguras.
Herramientas y estrategias eficaces basadas en la neurociencia para niños diagnosticados con:
* Trastorno conductual
* Trastorno negativista desafiante (TND)
* Trastorno de desregulación disruptiva del estado de ánimo (TDDEA)
* Trastorno reactivo de la vinculación (TRV)
* Trastorno del procesamiento sensorial (TPS)
* Ansiedad y depresión
* Autismo y diferencias del desarrollo o del aprendizaje
Y niños que tienen o han tenido:
* Comportamientos agresivos, desconcertantes e impredecibles
* Rabietas y crisis emocionales
* Desconexiones o colapsos
* Experiencias adversas en la infancia
* Trauma y estrés tóxico