School Psychology Review

Cognitive Considerations in Cognitive-Behavior Modification

Carolyn W. Morris, Robert Cohen

pp. 14-20

Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Classroom and Academic Behaviors

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ABSTRACT:Two themes are emphasized in this review of theory and research on cognitive development in view of their relevance for intervention strategies. The first theme emphasizes the child as an active problem solver, considering three theoretical orientations consistent with this theme. As a second theme, it is suggested that clinical and educational change is best conceptualized in the context of developmental change. Research on the development of the cognitive processes of attention and memory is briefly reviewed. In sum, the importance of the integration of developmental and clinical domains for interventions with children is advocated.