Praise for First Edition:"Actually makes enjoyable bedtime reading, since Mellor's style is easy and interesting. Case studies bring the book alive."—Special Children"Good sound advice for those involved in teacher training."—Educational Psychology in PracticeThis updated edition of Nigel Mellor's bestselling Attention Seeking: A Practical Solution in the Classroom focuses on solving the challenges raised by attention-seeking behavior, both in regular classrooms and in pre-school settings. Drawing on more than 20 years' experience working with teachers and parents, the author's approach is down to earth, encouraging, and challenging. Useful both as a reference and a practical guide, the second edition offers a new easy-to-follow layout, with chapters containing practical techniques, new case study materials, and updated references. Other new features include: A 10 step program of clear strategies Guidelines for using stories Discussion of problems with time-out Current information on ADHD, chaos, autism, language problems, and attachmentIdeas for managing parent meetings in schoolWritten for staff in nurseries and schools (mainstream and special), and for lecturers and researchers in departments of education, this resource is ideal for anyone wanting to understand more about attention seeking and how to help the young people who exhibit this behavior.

Sounds Familiar? The Attention Seeking Child in Class

Sounds Familiar? The Attention Seeking Child in Class

Sounds familiar? The attention seeking child in class

As an introduction to the topic of attention seeking in class, it can be very instructive first of all to call upon your own experience. One problem, however, in considering attention seeking behaviours is that almost anything could fall into this category - from nose picking to screaming. There is no simple checklist of ‘symptoms’.

Here is an observation of Norman Young during one English lesson. He was constantly seeking attention in a variety of obvious and not so obvious ways. One pattern of his behaviour took some time to conceptualise; we called it ‘playing drums’. Imagine a child sitting at his desk, jiggling about, moving all four limbs in rhythm and ...

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