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Thursday, November 14, 2013

We're in the Book Biz!

Jessica Minahan's The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students Now on Sale at NESCA

November 15, 2013

We now have copies of The Behavior Code, Jessica Minahan's book co-written with Psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport, for sale in our office. Our price is just $20.00, a discount of 40% from the cover price of $29.95 and $8.45 less than Amazon's!

The Behavior Code is built on the idea that behavior is communication, and that kids' actions represent their efforts to solve problems. It specifies that behavior can serve one or more of four functions: gaining attention, escaping something undesirable, gaining something desirable, and obtaining sensory satisfaction.

Parents and teachers need to look at kids' behaviors and figure out what they communicate in order to respond effectively.

Of The Behavior Code, Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, wrote, "Teaching is an art, but it's one that can be improved with science. Based on what we have learned in the field of psychology, The Behavior Code gives teachers the tools to transform the behavior patterns of some of their most challenging students. By using this essential book, instead of punishing or writing off troubled students, we can get them onto a path for success."

Social Thinking Founder Michelle Garcia-Winner says, "The Behavior Code needs to be read by all teachers, counselors, administrators and parents! Waste no more time spinning your wheels with challenging students; allow yourself to be guided by the interventions articulated so well in the pages of this book."

Get your copy soon. If Jessica's in, she'll even sign it for you.

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