Research has found that any one class might contain two to six children with profound social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Without effective intervention and response, this can have a profound impact on the progress of these children, as well as the delivery of the curriculum to all pupils. Roy Howarth uses his extensive experience and expertise in this field to present practical solutions for supporting pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, as well as alleviating pressures on whole-class teaching and management.Suitable for all mainstream and specialist teachers, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties considers techniques for observation, intervention and differentiation, as well as preventing and dealing with significant difficulties. This fully updated edition will help teachers ensure all pupils can participate fully in lessons, learn more constructively and make better progress.
Research has found that any one class might contain two to six children with profound social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Without effective intervention and response, this can have a profound impact on the progress of these children, as well as the delivery of the curriculum to all pupils. Roy Howarth uses his extensive experience and expertise in this field to present practical solutions for supporting pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, as well as alleviating pressures on whole-class teaching and management. Suitable for all mainstream and specialist teachers, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties considers techniques for observation, intervention and differentiation, as well as preventing and dealing with significant difficulties. This fully updated edition will help teachers ensure all pupils can participate fully in lessons, learn more constructively and make better progress.
100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Pupils with Autism is an essential resource filled with tried-and-tested ideas to best support the learning and development of pupils on the autism spectrum, in both mainstream and special schools. The reported incidence of autism has risen dramatically in recent decades and the agenda for 'inclusion' has necessitated a greater understanding of autism in primary schools. However, already stretched school budgets mean that staff are often unable to access courses for further training in this area. Francine Brower uses her extensive experience and expertise to present 100 practical ideas to enhance learning and development by focusing on the needs of the individual pupil. This dip-in-and-out book offers ways to enable teachers to better understand autism and how they can create a more supportive learning environment. There are also strategies to help children develop their communication and social skills, and become more confident and independent as individuals.
The development of mindfulness in the classroom arms children with life-long skills that support their current and future mental health and well-being. However, with an ever-growing curriculum, planning for yet another aspect within a school day can feel like an overwhelming task. This book provides teachers with quick, easy and simple ideas to support the development of mindfulness as an integrated part of the school day without compromising the everyday demands of the primary curriculum and the classroom. 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom is filled with simple tried and tested activities that, when used in conjunction with each other in everyday practice, develop positive mental health skills for all children, including those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Language and communication are essential in the classroom: essential in children’s learning, essential in teachers’ communication with children, and essential in children’s understanding of themselves and their world. This book is a guide for trainee and beginning teachers on how to support and develop talk in the classroom. It explores the theory behind the teaching of language and communication skills and includes lots of practical advice on how to translate this into the classroom. It tackles the challenges and issues of managing talk in the classroom setting, and explores the role of language in children’s learning. The book addresses the challenge of language difficulties and delayed language development among children entering school. The crucial role of adults in supporting early language development is explained, and the book also considers the needs of children for whom English is an additional language.
Emotional difficulties in children aged 5-11 can display themselves in a range of different behaviours, and it is important for staff in schools to be able to identify and address these problems, and to provide appropriate help. This easy-to-use tool provides an observation checklist which enables staff to identify behavioural patterns in children with social and emotional difficulties, analyse the emotional difficulties underlying these behaviours and establish what kind of help and support the children need. Behavioural responses are categorised within clearly outlined topics, including behaviour, play and relationship with peers, attachment behaviours, emotional state in the classroom and attitude to attendance. Checklists and diagrams identify different 'styles' of relating (secure, avoidant, ambivalent), to help school staff who work with children and their families to respond appropriately to the individual needs of each child. A range of handouts include activities designed to provide emotional support, to focus and regulate behaviour and enable the child to develop important social and emotional skills. Suitable for use with children aged 5-11, this tool will be an invaluable resource for teachers, teaching assistants, learning support staff, school counsellors and educational psychologists.
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.