TITLE

Using Problem-Solving Conversation With Children

AUTHOR(S)
Dwairy, Marwan
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Intervention in School & Clinic;Jan2005, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p144
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Verbal communication is a major tool for parents and educators who want to influence children's behavior and development. Although the literature concerning interviewing skills is extensive, only a few authors address conversation techniques, specifically processes that may be used with children. Problem-solving conversation (PSC) with children comprises a structured interview that parents, educators, counselors, and therapists can implement. It consists of four stages: listening to the child, probing reevaluation, exploring alternatives and setting a new plan, and follow up. It facilitates the development of the child's ego, personal growth, and sense of responsibility and is an aid to dealing with children's daily behavioral problems as well as more global issues.
ACCESSION #
15393552

 

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