Children in Difficulty

Author: Julian Elliott
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415325431
Format: PDF
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This new edition has been fully updated to include new material on conditions such as dyspraxia and ADHD, and provides the reader with a variety of sources for further reading and information.

Autism

Author: Andrew Brereton
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0955730910
Format: PDF
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Parents of children with autism will admit that it is at once one of the most problematic and yet unusual condition a family can face. Many times the extremes of behaviour, which children with autism display are due to difficulties of sensory perception and can be treated. This book was written by the parent of such a child, - a parent whose search for answers led him to become qualified in psychology and child development. This book taps into the experience and knowledge, which has been gained through heartache and hard work. It offers a new rationale of treatment for children with autism and gives hope to parents that they do not have to accept that they can do nothing about their child's condition. The book gives clear explanations of and insights into the many complex difficulties, which children and families face; - but it also goes further than this in offering solutions. A 'must read' for any parent whose child suffers from autism.

The ASD and Me Picture Book

Author: Joel Shaul
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503517
Format: PDF
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Learn to build individual strengths and work through problems with this picture-based guide for children with ASD aged 7-14. The use of images and photocopiable worksheets creates a simple and fun resource for identifying what you are good at and how to use those skills to deal with personal challenges.

A Playworker s Guide to Understanding Children s Behaviour

Author: Andrea Clifford-Poston
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780493940
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How do I manage an aggressive child positively when I have twenty other children who need my attention? How can I develop a good relationship with a child I seem to dislike? How do I maintain a positive working relationship with the parents of a disturbed and disturbing child? Written in a jargon-free, readable style, with many real life examples, this book is a must-have resource for playworkers seeking to enhance their skills as a whole. It highlights how the way we think about children's behaviour colours the way we react to it. It offers playworkers a different way of understanding many ordinary childhood behaviours such as lying, stealing and bullying, and gives practical advice not only on management but on how practitioners can identify, trust and develop their own skills.

The Effective Teacher s Guide to Autism and Communication Difficulties

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415360395
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This clear, practical and teacher-friendly book examines the causes and consequences of autism and other communication difficulties. Focusing on educational aspects, the book pays particular attention to issues teachers may encounter with speech, grammar, meaning, use of language and comprehension, and leads the reader through: terms and definitions legal considerations classroom strategies pedagogical issues. Highly accessible and authoritative, this is a rich source of knowledge, ideas and guidance on how to achieve good practice in the classroom.

Supporting Children with Behaviour Difficulties

Author: Glenys Fox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136607307
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical guide is written to help assistants in supporting children who have behavior difficulties. The author provides a description of the role of the assistant in working with the class teacher to enable children to learn good behavior in schools, a clear description of the range of behavior difficulties, and information on strategies that work in managing behavior. The book is relevant and useful for any assistant working directly with children, as all assistants in the course of their work need to develop a repertoire of effective strategies for managing behavior. It is particularly helpful for assistants who work routinely with children who present behavior problems as it guides understanding and provides a helpful framework for knowing where to start, what to do and how to do it. The book is also an invaluable resource in the training of assistants.

Developing Children s Behaviour in the Classroom

Author: Sonia Burnard
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780750707220
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The authors of this text suggest that teachers need to be able to cope with pupil behaviour before thay can even begin to deliver the National Curriculum. Often classes contain both statemented children those offcially recognize as having behavioural problems and unstatemented but difficult children. Teachers have few strategies to deal with the kind of behaviour that these children present as little, if any, of their training is allotted to classroom and child management.; The authors aim to raise awareness of behavioural needs in the classroom and avoid exclusions. They do this by encouraging school staff to work together to develop policies which will encourage good behaviour.

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

Author: Barbara Knowles
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004888
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD - sometimes called 'SEBD' or 'EBD') need effective and consistent support, yet providing this can be highly stressful and demanding for the practitioners involved. Complete with practical intervention strategies based on research, theory and practice, this comprehensive handbook provides practitioners with the information and tools they need to deal with BESD in a way that is of benefit to them as well as to the children they work with. The book begins by expanding the reader's general understanding of BESD in children. The authors examine the underlying causes, explore what can be learned from past experience, and discuss research-based theory. They then offer a range of interventions and therapies for use in and out of school, and encourage practitioners to develop skills such as engaging with parents, identifying special educational needs and setting constructive boundaries. Finally, the needs of practitioners themselves are addressed. The authors advise on how to collaborate productively with other professions and stress the importance of supporting colleagues and developing the personal resilience needed to cope in difficult circumstances. Wide-ranging, accessible and current, this guide will be an invaluable resource for the professional development of teachers and other practitioners working with young people with BESD/SEBD in educational settings.

Pride and Joy

Author: Kenneth Barish Ph.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199976376
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Pride and Joy is a different kind of parenting book. In Pride and Joy, child psychologist Kenneth Barish brings together the best of recent advances in clinical and neuroscience research with the author's three decades of experience working with children and families. He shows how a deeper appreciation of our children's emotions offers parents a new understanding of their children's development and better solutions to the problems in their lives. Barish offers advice to parents on how we can restore more joyfulness and pride in our relationships with our children and how we can help children bounce back from disappointment and defeat. He shows how we can repair family relationships that have been damaged by frequent anger and resentment and how we can preserve our children's idealism and their concern for others--how we can raise children who feel good about themselves and also care about the needs and feelings of others. Barish also offers advice on how to solve problems of daily family life--establishing rules and limits, doing homework and going to sleep, winning and losing at games, our children's reluctance to talk to us, their tantrums and lack of motivation, and their addiction to television and video games. He presents down-to-earth recommendations for solving these common family problems--problems that too often erode the joyfulness of our children and our pleasure in being parents. Pride and Joy is both informative and highly practical, and a balanced answer to the extreme methods that too often dominate parenting debates. Few parenting books address the central issues of concern to today's parents while also offering parents as much day-to-day advice.

A Different Kind of Teacher

Author: Tony Humphreys
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717166090
Format: PDF
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Recognising many of the difficulties facing teachers today, bestselling author and clinical psychologist Dr Tony Humphreys provides innovative and practical ways to bring about a more positive climate within staffrooms and classrooms. A key theme in A Different Kind of Teacher is that of self-esteem. The self-esteem of both the teachers and the students is a major determining factor of the relationships between teacher and teacher, teacher and student, and student and student. The successful resolution of problems within the staffroom and the classroom needs to be based on the nature of the relationships between the members of these two school systems. A Different Kind of Teacher is a challenging book that confronts many of the traditional approaches to teaching and discipline in the classroom. Easy to follow, with key insight and key action summaries at the end of each chapter, Dr Humphreys’ fascinating book contains chapters that explore: Stress in the teaching profession The importance of self-esteem for teachers Strategies for managing staffroom relationships How to cope with disruptive students The best ways to control the classroom environment How to implement a whole-school approach A Different Kind of Teacher is a must-read for teachers, parents and anyone who wants to discover how to create a harmonious educational environment.