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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 3 - A Child in a Day Special School
Case study 3 - A child in a day special school

Ken Turnbull, age 7, attending a school for children with physical, sensory or medical impairments.

Points to Note:
  • The importance of not being distracted by the medical context of a problem.
  • That many elements of the programme were already in place; the key however, was to re-structure these.
  • The aim of the programme was not to take up more teacher time but simply to re-direct existing efforts in a systematic way.
  • That careful analysis is as important as commitment. A third party can often stand outside the issue and help change the perspective.
  • The parental support.
Background

Ken was born with a number of brain abnormalities. His ...

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