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Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) in schools can be defined in many ways. For example, EBD can be seen as: a set of problems that reside mainly within the individual student; as the result of interactions between social and psychological sub-systems, or as the product of professional discourses that create and maintain the very problems that they purport to identify and solve. Clough and Garner's Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties sheds light on all of these perspectives and reveals the enormous complexity and diversity of what is termed "EBD". In doing this, the book reveals itself to be both a scholarly and practical resource that will be indispensable to anyone seeking insight and direction for understanding and responding to EBD in the 21st century.

Working with Children and Young People with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties: What Makes What Works, Work?
Working with children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties: What makes what works, work?

Coming towards that stage in one's career when retirement is a whole lot nearer than the start of one's career, I have been reflecting on a professional life spent working with and for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). That professional life has involved a lot of reading, visits to a great many and wide variety of institutions providing for these pupils, and the privilege of observing many gifted practioners successfully meeting their needs and the joy of dealing with the students themselves.

This period of reflection revealed ...

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