Henry J. Roth, Ph. D.
Illustrated by Lorraine Sharon Roth

Tales From Time-Out
By Henry J. Roth, Ph. D.

Illustrated by Lorraine Sharon Roth

Henry Roth spent more than 30 years as Principal of a Therapeutic Day School with a highly diverse student population from all social, ethnic, and economic levels, including Orthodox Jewish students. All of these students had been transferred from their local public, private, or parochial schools due to emotional and behavioral problems. Henry had the opportunity to spend time conversing with students who were sent to "time-out" for various misbehaviors at school.

TALES FROM TIME-OUT is a collection of vignettes relating some of the more memorable exchanges that Henry had in his conversations with students in time-out, followed by a brief overview of some of the background issues of the students' unique circumstances. A section is included that offers some strategies for dealing with children in time-out situations.

TALES FROM TIME-OUT appeals to a diverse audience of parents and professionals -- but also to anyone who believes in the "healing power of humor."

Excerpts from Editorial Reviews of Tales From Time-Out

Paperback 216 pages


Also by Dr. Roth:

Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Teaching & Counseling Orthodox Students
By Henry J. Roth, Ph. D.

Illustrated by Lorraine Sharon Roth

School problems are universal. Orthodox students with emotional and behavioral problems who are referred to a therapeutic day school, regardless of their school difficulties, frequently experience undetected conflicted feelings about their religion. This book provides psycho-educational profiles of Orthodox students with behavioral and emotional problems; and how conflicted religious feelings may cause or aggravate psychological problems that lead to problems in school.

Paperback 237 pages


Author's Background:

Dr. Henry Roth has been principal of the Jewish Child & Family Services Therapeutic Day School in Chicago, Illinois, since 1989. He also served as Executive Director of the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago from 2005-2008. Before moving to the Chicago area, Dr. Roth was principal of the Duke University Child Psychiatry Day School from 1975-1989.

Dr. Roth received his Ph. D. degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in 1977. He graduated with his B. A. in Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago, in 1971. He received a Masters degree in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University in 1972; and a Masters in Human Development from Governor's State University, in Park Forest, Illinois, in 1974.

Dr. Roth has been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Special Education with Northeastern Illinois University and National-Louis University in the Chicago area. He was a Clinical Associate Professor at Duke University from 1982-1989. He has written more than sixty articles and publications in the area of working with child and adolescent students with emotional and behavioral disorders.