Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Using a Problem Solving Hand

The problem solving hand is a simple technique that can be used by children to use in conflict situations. Problem solving techniques are incorporated and supported in many evidence based practices when working with children.  In the schools it addresses academic and behavioral problems by utilizing problem solving.  Schools also incorporate problem solving interventions within their social emotional curricula.   An example where problem solving is core to its evidence based intervention is the RTI (Response to Intervention) curriculum.  Click on the link below demonstrating the use of the problem solving hand.

Joseph, G. E., & Strain, P. S. (2003). Comprehensive Evidence-Based Social—Emotional Curricula for Young Children An Analysis of Efficacious Adoption Potential. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 23(2), 62-73.

Knoff, H. M. (2009).  Implementing Response-to-Intervention at the School, District, and State Levels. Little Rock, AR: Project ACHIEVE Press.

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