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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 Assessment Questionnaire
The assessment questionnaire

For each dimension there are 10 indicative questions – indicative suggests looking for telltale signs that point us in a specific direction. The validity of the answers will depend on the knowledge the practitioner has of the young person who has the behavioural concern. Once all the dimensions are answered there will be a profile of the problem, broken down into the different parts. It is possible that the 10 questions may not fully reveal the relevance of any particular dimension to the problem that is under consideration, but to overcome this potential difficulty there is a summary question at the end of each dimension. This allows the practitioner, with personal knowledge of the learner and his/her circumstances, to rate ...

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