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
Recording Steps to Success
The following pages provide a variety of charts on which a pupil's progress towards an identified target can be recorded.
It is important to plan the programme in a way which ensures success, e.g. where there are a lot of steps, (the snake, page 65), the steps must be small enough for success to achieved within a short time span.
The last two charts, Staircase to Success and Overcoming Hurdles, allow for incremental targets to be written into the programme to build upon success over time.
The resources are freely copiable to the purchasers of the publication.[Page 60]