How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties: A Guide for Practitioners Working in Educational Settings

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties: A Guide for Practitioners Working in Educational Settings

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Young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD - sometimes called 'SEBD' or 'EBD') need effective and consistent support, yet providing this can be highly stressful and demanding for the practitioners involved. Complete with practical intervention strategies based on research, theory and practice, this comprehensive handbook provides practitioners with the information and tools they need to deal with BESD in a way that is of benefit to them as well as to the children they work with.

The book begins by expanding the reader's general understanding of BESD in children. The authors examine the underlying causes, explore what can be learned from past experience, and discuss research-based theory. They then offer a range of interventions and therapies for use in and out of school, and encourage practitioners to develop skills such as engaging with parents, identifying special educational needs and setting constructive boundaries. Finally, the needs of practitioners themselves are addressed. The authors advise on how to collaborate productively with other professions and stress the importance of supporting colleagues and developing the personal resilience needed to cope in difficult circumstances.

Wide-ranging, accessible and current, this guide will be an invaluable resource for the professional development of teachers and other practitioners working with young people with BESD/SEBD in educational settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857004888
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ted Cole was until recently a Director of the Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA), and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Education, University of Bath. He is also co-editor of the journal 'Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties', published by Routledge. Barbara Knowles is Executive Director of SEBDA, and previously worked as Deputy Head and Acting Head of an inner-city secondary school in Manchester. Her career has been devoted to working with disadvantaged and often challenging children.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations. Foreword. 1. Introduction. Part 1. Understanding BESD. 2. The past, the present and patterns of educational provision. 3. Child development and BESD. 4.Further theory underpinning effective interventions. Part 2. Helpful Interventions .5. Whole-school influences. 6. Helpful group interventions in class and around school. 7. The individual child from an educational perspective. 8. Well-being, mental health and the individual child. 9. Support from beyond your work setting. 10. Working with Parents and Carers. 11. Review and Conclusion. Appendices: 1. Identifying Support from Local Services. 2. The SEBDA Abbreviated Policy on Inclusion and SEBO (BESD). Recommended Resources. References. Index.

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