• Summary
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  • Subject index

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 Tools
The tools
Physiological Tools

There are many tools available to help learners take control of their physiological arousal. Those listed below are some of the most effective but because all learners are unique individuals, it follows that what works for one might not necessarily work for another. As a practitioner it is your task to assist each learner to find the approach that works best.

When to Use Physiological Tools?

Some of the following interventions will be required when there is evidence of some physiological arousal associated with the problem behaviour, for example anxiety, anger and/or depression.

The Tools
Relaxation Training (RT)

It will come as no surprise that the antidote to being over-aroused is relaxation. Relaxation training (RT) is when there is a voluntary release of the tension an ...

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