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
Case Study 1 - An Individual Approach
George age 6. Left-handed. Very small for his age. In mainstream.
Points to Note:
- The teacher's detailed identification of behaviours both to increase and decrease.
- The way she drew useful information from George.
- How the whole class became involved in her approach.
- The effectiveness of increases in rewards all round.
- The very limited use of loss of points. She ensured that George still earned many rewards each day.
Records Passed on from Previous School
Enjoys cooking, Lego and wooden bricks. Responds well to praise. Enjoys stories. Kicks, nips, punches. Not allowed reading book home because of damage. Spoils work / models of others. Poor concentration. Stealing. Father more approachable than mother. Works well next to ...