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.
Attention Seeking - The Lessons to Learn
We all need attention. Some children, however, crave attention to an extreme degree. What we call this situation, attention seeking or attention needing, is perhaps less important than the need to recognise it. Many teachers are genuinely upset by children who, despite their best efforts, appear to respond in a paradoxical manner. The frustration this causes is repeated time and time again, over many years in some instances. Those closest to the problem, often under considerable stress, fail to see the pattern. The most caring adult is the most vulnerable - those who have little interest in the child are not prey to these interactions. Perhaps, however, they engender other problems.
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