Barbara Sorrels, EdD, is executive director of The Institute for Childhood Education in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a professional-development and consulting firm for those who live and work with children. She has more than twenty years of child care, kindergarten, and elementary teaching experience, as well as more than five years' experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students at the university level. Dr. Sorrels holds a doctorate in early childhood education from Oklahoma State University, a master's degree in Christian education from Southwestern Seminary, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. She and her husband have two daughters and one new granddaughter.
Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma is essential for any early childhood educator. This book aims to inform the reader on how to identify specific behaviour patterns of development that may be unhealthy for the child. Chapters cover topics such as stress response and fear based behavior, the effect of trauma on relationships, self-regulation, social skills, sensory processing and the developmental process of learning. Dr. Barabara Sorrels then offers a way in which to approach teaching a child that demonstrates one or more of these behaviours. She offers insight into the play-based curriculum, drama, art, science and math in the classroom. - Academic's Choice Awards