“A worthwhile book full of useful ideas and resources for nurture group practitioners. Simon Bishop is a skilled practitioner, and he links his contemporary, practical experience to the wider range of ideas and thinking that inform and underpin nurture group work in a helpful and accessible style.”—Jim Rose, DirectorThe Nurture Group Network Setting up and running a nurture group in your school is an effective way to improve the quality of educational services for every child, not just those with special educational needs. This practical book offers a clear structure for making a nurture group work and provides tried-and-tested reproducible resources to support the whole process. The author explains how and why nurture groups work and:Demonstrates how nurture groups benefit young children's social, emotional, and educational developmentGives practical advice on setting up and running a nurture groupExplains how to assess and monitor student progressProvides materials for leading staff development sessionsOffers photocopiable resources on an accompanying CD-ROMAn inspirational read for all teachers and support staff, Running a Nurture Group will appeal to anyone working with young children who have emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Assessing Which Children Belong in a Nurture Group and Working with Them

Assessing Which Children Belong in a Nurture Group and Working with Them

Assessing which children belong in a nurture group and working with them

This Chapter Covers

  • what we should look for when assessing children
  • using and interpreting the Boxall Profile
  • how the Boxall Profile is used in Kaleidoscope
  • using Goodman's SDQ
  • effective approaches to working with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • how the brain is affected by trauma and the implications for nurture group work
  • understanding the level at which the children are functioning and how to meet their needs.

What We Should Look for When Assessing Children

Nurture group intervention is for children with a particular set of needs which cannot be met in the mainstream class. Their difficulties are profoundly linked to ‘circumstances of ...

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