This research-proven text provides a comprehensive and practical approach for teaching elementary school students to use social problem solving to self-manage their behavior. Social problem solving offers a comprehensive approach to managing student social conflict and teaching self-management of behavior to students at a critical developmental stage. Its value is that it describes an approach for teachers and other school professionals to use with practical and easy-to-implement ideas of how to incorporate the problem-solving process in regular or special education classrooms, small groups, or individual counseling sessions. Features: Thepractical applicationof social problem solving in school situations isblended with a clear description of the theory and researchunderlying the basic concepts, providing readers with information about how and why social problem solving can work in schools. Real world examplesof teaching situations throughout the text encourage student understanding of when and how to apply major concepts and techniques presented in each chapter. A classroom-related scenario opens appropriate chapters,helping readers see the need for the teaching strategies described within. Boxed features throughout the text highlight important concepts and provide readers withvisual representation of basic concepts. Learning objectivesat the beginning of each chapter provide readers with easy advance access to the major chapter concepts. Frequently Asked Questionsat the end of each chapter provide readers information beyond the narrative and address the most common reader questions.Smith, Stephen W. is the author of 'Managing Difficult Behaviors Through Problem-Solving Instruction Strategies for the Elementary Classroom', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205456062 and ISBN 0205456065.