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.

Case Study 2 - A Whole School Approach

Case Study 2 - A Whole School Approach

Case study 2 - A whole school approach

Sam Harton, age 14, attending a residential school for children with emotional and behaviour difficulties.

Points to Note:

  • How one child can appear to become the focus of a whole staff's attention.
  • That even when most teachers seem to see little light, there are usually some positives to build on.
  • Given an opportunity to focus on solutions and to share concerns, staff can address even seemingly intractable problems.
  • A vital breakthrough occurs when a pattern is detected in apparently unrelated incidents.
  • Starting with a list of unacceptable behaviours (which is fairly cathartic for most adults!) can actually be a powerful route to identifying positive targets. The negatives don't stay negative for ...
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