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Pathological Demand Avoidance and PDA Strategies

In this article, we explore what Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is and what PDA strategies we can use to support the young people in our care. Remember, if you are looking for more generic behaviour strategies check out our behaviour tool. We also have a number of other topics to explore here. As always,

By |2022-04-05T21:38:39+00:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Resources, SEMH|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Behaviour Management Strategies

Behaviour Management Strategies - what works? When it comes to behaviour, there is no one-size-fits-all. Things that work one day may not work the next and what works for one may not work for all. When it comes to behaviour (as previously discussed) there are the behaviour management strategies we use to manage a room

Behaviour Strategies Ideas

Looking for behaviour strategies? Ideas for how to support children and young people with SEMH barriers to learning? One of the most difficult areas of the teaching role is understanding behaviour that is concerning and, often, challenging to the adults working with them. It is an area that often requires "on the job" learning with

By |2022-03-02T22:58:51+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: SEMH|0 Comments

What are SEMH needs?

What are SEMH needs? Social Emotional and Mental Health, or SEMH, needs are a specific category of SEN (Special Educational Need) that relate to the support a child might need to manage their emotions and behaviour. There is often a range of different reasons why a child or young person can face difficulties in this

By |2022-03-02T21:37:05+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Positive Attributes Activity Tool – Evidencing Specific Success to Build Self Esteem

Click here to use the Positive Attributes Activity Tool When it comes to self esteem, praise has a hierarchy... The least effective praise is vague and delivered en masse. Specific praise works best and even better when delivered by an adult who knows the child well - this can really enhance a sense of

By |2022-02-03T00:10:53+00:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Resources, SEMH|Tags: |0 Comments

Why is it important to understand the history of the individual?

History is important. We all understand the impact of the past on the present. Decisions taken today are directly impacted by those made in previous years. Experience allows us to develop and progress. We build arguments for the future based on what we know has happened before. And we like to tell others

By |2022-02-03T23:19:27+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What is Sensory Processing?

Sensory Processing Our brain receives information from a range of senses within our body. This information is often handled in a way by the brain that enables a person to feel alert, comfortable and in control within an environment. However, for some, this may not happen in the same straightforward fashion. At times

Writing Job Descriptions For Professionals Working With Behavioural Needs…

Yet again this weekend there have been examples shown of really poorly worded job descriptions / adverts that have exposed underlying views that are really concerning with respect to the needs of children with behavioural concerns. So, to help, I have put this handy guide together of what you can say instead featuring real

By |2021-03-22T21:13:25+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , |0 Comments

NEW! Parent Questionnaire Tool – Get SEMH Information From Parents / Provide Information To Your School

Looking for a way to collect information parents easily regarding SEMH needs? This may be the tool for you! Introducing the Parent Questionnaire from Semh.co.uk. Featuring a range of questions across many topics, this tool is designed to capture the unique insight parents have into their children's lives. On completion of the questions

By |2021-03-21T17:35:05+00:00March 21st, 2021|Categories: SEMH|0 Comments
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