Active Listening for Active Learning
Children with attention problems,
poor thinking skills, avoidance tactics, over-reliance on adults
and low self-esteem present real problems.
Why don’t these
children ask for help or seek clarification?
This is a resource for all
teachers who recognise children who are too nervous or
inexperienced to ask questions; those with language difficulties
who nod vacantly when asked if they understand; those who insist
they are right and see only one point of view; those who lack
self-help and questioning strategies and those who cannot
distinguish facts from guessing or opinion.
Both whole-class and
individual strategies are provided to support these children at
the different stages of their journey towards becoming effective
listeners and confident communicators, with a wealth of photocopiable resources, detailed language activities and
Helping Children Hang
On To Your Every Word
"understand why some children find listening so difficult ..." read more
Are you frustrated by children who
switch off, fail to listen, or won’t pay attention? If the
answer is ‘yes’, then this book is for you.
By highlighting the links between behaviour and hidden language
processing difficulties, this book will help you understand why
some children find listening so difficult, why they disengage
and seem to lack the motivation to learn. In Helping Children
Hang On To Your Every Word Maggie Johnson provides practical
solutions that will help you support children overcome the
barriers they face.
Well known to many people working with children with
communication difficulties, the author’s involvement in
mainstream schools makes this a very practical and readable
book, packed with well illustrated examples and scenarios.
Supporting Staff Working with Children with SEBD
Strategies to help the classroom
teacher focus on influence rather than control with sections on
therapeutic approaches to education, nature and nurture, and
emotional literacy. (£12.95) ... but there is a special offer
on (see below).
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Edited by John
Visser, this popular title focuses on nuture groups, the
relationships between teachers and pupils, multi-agency
approaches and emotional intelligence. (£12.95) ... but there is
a special offer on. Order both this title and Supporting
Staff working with pupils with SEBD for just £15
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An A-Z of Tricky Behaviours in the Early Years
A new book of imaginative ideas
for dealing with some of the more common difficult behaviours
that you might have to deal with from biting to swearing. The
book is divided into two sections - a short section offering a
set of principles for managing children's behaviour, followed by
an A-Z of typical problem behaviours, with real-life examples
and suggested solutions ... all for only £6.
AD/HD and Attention Difficulties in
the Early Years
Identification, diagnosis and what
you might observe in this group of children and suggests ways of
providing practical support. "...so full of useful information,
ideas and strategies for dealing with the child who has
attention problems, that the practitioner will probably have it
constantly to hand ..." (£6)
Behaviour Management in the Early Years
What is ‘typical’ behaviour in
young children? How do you set about changing problem behaviour?
What do we mean when we talk about behaviour management? How do
I draw up a Behaviour Policy for the nursery? What is the best
way of observing and assessing behaviour?
What sort of interventions should I try, and what happens when
those don’t seem to be working? How should we support parents
who have a child with challenging behaviour?
You'll find the answers in this
So, I've got Dyslexia ... now
Understanding what specific
learning difficulties mean to you
What does it mean to have
dyslexia? How does a young person diagnosed with dyslexia make
sense of what it is all about?
Often adults are uncertain of the implications themselves and
unsure about what to tell children. This book will help all
those involved get a much better understanding of dyslexia and
what to expect in terms of support.
Suitable for children from about 7 to 14 years old, the book
provides a framework that will enable an adult and child to work
through the sections together, remove some of the mystery that
often surrounds dyslexia, and take a pragmatic approach to
dealing with it.
Bullying: Managing fear in young
When a child is suffering because
of persistent teasing or where a child has been bullied, the
adults in their lives are often left feeling ‘if only I could do
something to help...’. This book provides one method of giving
such help using techniques taken from cognitive behavioural
therapy and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming).
Suitable for professionals and parents who are concerned that a
child is vulnerable to bullying and/or teasing, this book
provides a discreet approach for helping the child to cope
better. The ‘talk-through’ approach aims to provide a practical
framework for you to ‘get started’.
Fireworks: Managing anger in young children
Do you have a
child with a very short fuse . . . or a high level of anxiety? A
child that overreacts in most situations? There can be many
reasons why children react angrily, and here is a discreet
approach to help them to understand and then learn how to
control their angry feelings and reactions.
Based loosely on cognitive behaviour therapy and using a
‘talk-through’ approach, you will be able to help the child to
think about his/her feelings in a different way and feel more in
control of them.
There are twelve, clearly laid out practical sessions that use
fireworks as a model for understanding and working on strategies
to manage anger – the initial spark that lights the fuse, the
speed at which the fuse burns, and the explosive firework.
Hannah Mortimer’s practical and user-friendly approach has been
used successfully in both home and educational settings.
in young children
framework to help adults provide emotional support to young
children aged 5 to 11. It can be used at home or at school.
There are 12 practical sessions with the
emphasis on involving the child in each. There are useful activities for
working on relaxation techniques, comments from adults who have used the
approach and a list of further resources to help.
Special Offer - order the four
titles in the series for £15 ... and save £7
So, I've got Dyslexia
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"Expertly but simply written … superbly but constructively illustrated
... an absolute must have for any educational
psychologist, teacher, teaching assistant or parent. Jam-packed full of
practical ideas to help young children manage anxiety, this book brings together
bits of cognitive behaviour therapy and solution focused therapy in a very
clever and interactive way. Aimed essentially at individual children, I am sure
that the 12 sessions outlined in this book could easily be adapted to working
with small groups of children, which would then prove even more beneficial and
cost-effective" (reviewed in The Psychologist).
Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Early Years
An introduction includes a
'frequently asked questions' type section; chapter two discusses
diagnoses and labelling; there is a chapter on understanding
autistic spectrum disorders, and others covering educational
goals and specialist approaches, working with parents, building
communication skills, developing social understanding and play
and, finally, managing behaviour.