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
Guidelines for Developing a Programme
- Given the pressure of classroom life, a successful programme has to be simple. Keep it well within the limits of what you think you can maintain.
- Your special needs co-ordinator may be able to help, for example in identifying the positive behaviours of a very irritating child.
- The approach suggested does not encourage you to give more time to the attention seeking pupil. It invites you to re-direct your time so that you give the pupil the same amount of time, but when you decide, not when the child demands it. The long term aim is to reduce the amount of time you spend dealing with inappropriate behaviour.
- The guidelines suggest stages that will help ...