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Therapeutic Stories

Therapeutic Stories are used to help children process difficult experiences and emotions through a metaphor. The characters and events subtly mirror real life themes and allow time and space for the child to draw out comparisons in emotions/experiences between themselves and the characters featured. From bereavement to relationship breakdown, therapeutic stories can enable children

By |2021-02-08T16:53:12+00:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: SEMH|0 Comments

SEMH Meaning – What does SEMH mean?

What do we mean by SEMH? "SEMH Meaning" The term originated in the 2014 SEN Code of Practice and replaced the term SEBD (Social Emotional Behaviour Difficulties). This move towards recognising the behavioural link to Mental Health has been a long time coming in the eyes of many. Although the term "behaviour" has been

By |2021-01-30T11:58:09+00:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: SEMH|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Simple Guide To Attachment Difficulties In Children – Review

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

By |2021-01-14T16:14:34+00:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: SEMH|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

5 Evidence Based ADHD Teaching Strategies

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

By |2021-01-07T00:02:41+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Interventions|Tags: , |0 Comments

Taylor and Behaviour: Doing the right thing

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

By |2020-12-09T12:17:52+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: |0 Comments

Guest Post – How To Speak To Your Child About Addiction

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

By |2020-10-08T15:12:28+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Attachment Based Mentoring

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

By |2020-09-28T12:01:29+00:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Interventions|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Exclusion and resourcing

"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

By |2020-09-25T15:35:33+00:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , |0 Comments

Free Online Short Course in ADHD and Autism from UoD

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.

By |2020-09-09T15:10:18+00:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Resources, SEMH|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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