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Rob Long’s Intervention Toolbox is written for education practitioners who support young people with problem behaviours that act as barriers to their successful engagement with school. Taking a multi-dimensional approach, the Toolbox provides solutions to deal with the multi-faceted nature of challenging behaviour. There are 6 compartments to the Toolbox: Physiological; Feelings; Behaviour; Cognitive; Social; Happiness. For each compartment there are a number of tools (interventions) that may be used depending on the age and level of understanding of the young person. As all problem behaviours have many component parts, the Toolbox enables practitioners to employ several interventions to comprehensively tackle challenging behaviours. There are specific sections on both Asperger’s Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders with In Class Behaviour Plans for these learners, as well as an accompanying CD Rom including resources for putting strategies into practice. The CD Rom also provides PowerPoint slides for training staff in using the Toolbox. As an experienced professional, teacher and educational psychologist, Rob Long’s strategies combine innovation with sound psychology and learning theories.

The Toolbox: Dimensions
The toolbox: Dimensions

Children with severe difficulties are clearly recognised and referred on for specialised support. The frustration for school staff can be in supporting those children whose difficulties are not severe enough to be referred on, or if they are referred, rarely, if ever, get to the top of the waiting list. The Toolbox enables staff to systematically work through a problem-solving model, and to then design a support plan for these children.

Understanding a child's behaviour is not easy – no human behaviour is easily understood. All behaviour is multidimensional – that is, there are many causes for the way we are and behave. Psychology has contributed much to our understanding of human behaviour, by breaking down the complex processes into more ...

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