The author of outstanding "The Simple Guide..." series (including Sensitive Boys, Child Trauma, Shame and Children etc) and the excellent "Teaching the Child On The Trauma Continuum", Betsy De Thierry, is someone whose work is detailed, informative and evidence based whilst also maintaining the ability to be completely accessible to teachers, parents and other
A child or young person with a diagnosis of ADHD can face a range of challenges in accessing learning and the community. Here are 5 evidence based ADHD teaching strategies to help reduce these barriers in your school. The ADHD classroom strategies listed below have been informed by "Managing ADHD in School" by
Language is so important in behaviour. In every interaction there is the potential for an intervention . The language of systems is important too. Taylor's Theory of "Scientific Management" stated the following: Workers do not naturally enjoy work and so need close supervision and control Therefore managers should break down production into a
How to speak to your child about addiction It must be one of every person’s worst nightmares to wake up to the idea that your child is struggling with addiction, and that you are not really best placed to help them. This article will explore the options and talk to the experience of both the
Attachment based mentoring is a scheme used by Devon by BabcockLDP in order to support social emotional and mental health and attainment of children. It's primary aims were:- Develop feelings of security, resilience and general well being- Develop the ability to regulate emotions and behaviour- Reach academic potential- Be fully included. Using research from attachment
"We can't cope, they've gotta go...""We've tried everything we can""We've thrown everything at it""This just isn't the right place for them". Is exclusion really the result of behaviour, or resourcing? Behaviour starts the engine of the process, but resource decisions define the destination. Would a school with adequate resources to manage a behavioural concern still
A critical factor in the behaviour of any class or individual is how attached they feel to the class/school/community. Even as adults we need to feel valued within our community or our job. When leaving a role to start a new job, the period of notice worked can often start the process of feeling disconnected
The University of Derby is offering this excellent short course free online: https://www.derby.ac.uk/short-courses-cpd/online/free-courses/understanding-autism-aspergers-and-adhd/ Many hours of learning and interactive quizzes/videos are available to help support your understanding of autism and ADHD and how best to support young people. Please share with anyone you feel may be interested.
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The Thrive Approach is an intervention that has it's basis in neuroscience, attachment and child development in order to help support the child's overall social and emotional development. A number of stages are identified and children work through these using play based and creative activities to support them along this journey. Gaps in knowledge and