Preschools enlist therapists to correct behavioral problems

09/9/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

More preschools are turning to mental-health therapists and counselors to work with young children, teaching them how to interact with their peers and correcting behavioral problems. Twenty-nine states have similar counseling services available for preschools and day-care centers, and research shows that enlisting therapists has benefits throughout the classroom by improving student behavior and relieving a burden on teachers.

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