In 2017, a group of students enrolled in
Psychology in Education 2524 (a course about helping children with behavioral
challenges) at the University of Pittsburgh.
During the course, each student wrote a story you will find here.
How might a story benefit the child? By
creating a developmentally appropriate, child-friendly story, we created an
opportunity for the child to gain further understanding of their behaviors and
interventions that may be in place to address their behaviors. The highlighted interventions
are among more commonly seen interventions in the field that many children
How could a story benefit families? Not
only can these stories serve as an information tool for the child, but they can
also further inform a family of interventions that are in place for their child
in school and at home. Children’s literature creates opportunities for families
to connect over a story, creating an opportunity for the parent and child to
spend time with one another. A caregiver
information guide appears in the back of the book. This guide will explain the
intervention in parent-friendly language.
How may I use the stories? We sincerely
hope that you enjoy these stories.
Please respect our rules of use for the stories, each of which is
copyrighted by the author:
PROHIBITED: Duplication for
commercial purposes such as workshops, sales, or consulting
PROHIBITED: Using the story in
ways that are restricted by the author, as listed in the notice posted on some
ALLOWED: Downloading, printing,
and sharing the story (unless restricted by notice) in its entirety with
teachers, children, families, and other interested persons!
If you want to share comments or contact
an author, just contact us through this website or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Margaret Kerr, Professor and
Cristina Restrepo, Teaching Assistant
University of Pittsburgh
June 15, 2017