Helping Children with Attentional Challenges in the Montessori Classroom: Introduction. Nehring Massie, C. NAMTA Journal, 42(2):263–285, 2017.
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Catherine Nehring Massie provides important contextual information in considering children with attentional challenges. She discusses the prevalence of attentional challenges in today's culture and the contributing factors. She gives a general overview of the spectrum of attentional challenges and some of the indicators in children. Her history of Montessori and work with children facing attentional challenges provides a clearer understanding to the individual details and definitions as it builds upon years of work and observation. Critical to her article and those that follow is the link she draws between concentration (attention) and human development: "Attention lays the foundation for concentrated work–normalization of the child's personality." By partnering Montessori with medical knowledge, fostering focus and attentional development can be better achieved. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Finding the Hook: Montessori Strategies to Support Concentration," October 6-9, 2016, in Columbia, MD.]
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	title = {Helping {Children} with {Attentional} {Challenges} in the {Montessori} {Classroom}: {Introduction}},
	volume = {42},
	issn = {1522-9734},
	url = {https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1144538},
	abstract = {Catherine Nehring Massie provides important contextual information in considering children with attentional challenges. She discusses the prevalence of attentional challenges in today's culture and the contributing factors. She gives a general overview of the spectrum of attentional challenges and some of the indicators in children. Her history of Montessori and work with children facing attentional challenges provides a clearer understanding to the individual details and definitions as it builds upon years of work and observation. Critical to her article and those that follow is the link she draws between concentration (attention) and human development: "Attention lays the foundation for concentrated work--normalization of the child's personality." By partnering Montessori with medical knowledge, fostering focus and attentional development can be better achieved. [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Finding the Hook: Montessori Strategies to Support Concentration," October 6-9, 2016, in Columbia, MD.]},
	language = {eng},
	number = {2},
	journal = {NAMTA Journal},
	author = {Nehring Massie, Catherine},
	year = {2017},
	keywords = {Montessori Method, Interpersonal Competence, Children, Learner Engagement, Attention Control, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Medicine, Severity (of Disability)},
	pages = {263--285}
}
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