Praise for First Edition:
"Actually??makes enjoyable bedtime reading, since Mellor's style is easy and interesting. Case studies bring the book alive."
"Good sound advice for those involved in teacher training."
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This updated edition of Nigel Mellor's bestselling Attention Seeking: A Practical Solution in the Classroom focuses on solving the challenges raised by attention-seeking behavior, both in regular classrooms and in pre-school settings.
Drawing on more than 20 years' experience working with teachers and parents, the author's approach is down to earth, encouraging, and challenging. Useful both as a reference and a practical guide, the second edition offers a new easy-to-follow layout, with chapters containing practical techniques, new case study materials, and updated references. Other new features include:
Written for staff in nurseries and schools (mainstream and special), and for lecturers and researchers in departments of education, this resource is ideal for anyone wanting to understand more about attention seeking and howto help the young people who exhibit this behavior.
Part I: Practical Steps Introduction to attention seeking Starting a programme Guidelines for developing a programme - initial stages The intervention: rewards/positive consequences The intervention: planned ignoring The intervention: sanctions/negative consequences Follow up and trouble-shooting Part II: Case material Case studies and case fragments Part III: The context Introduction to the academic context plus published and other case study material Theoretical background - initial survey Recent developments in theory and practice Appendices Stories to use with children Managing meetings with parents - prevention is better than cure Resources to meet a wide range of special needs Social stories - a brief case study
Dr Nigel Mellor is an experienced educational psychologist and visiting lecturer at the University of Newcastle and the University of Northumbria. He has written widely in the field of educational psychology.
'This outstanding book will be essential reading for any teacher grappling with attention seeking behaviour, for SENCOs, student teachers, pre-school practitioners, teaching assistants, those working in special school units, or for anyone seeking to provide practitioners with insight and appropriate practical advice' - Special Children Praise for first edition: 'A pioneering book...from a wealth of practical experience'-Herald and Post 'Help is now at hand... for the teachers... driven to despair...gives teachers a way of gaining control'-Times Educational Supplement '...even makes enjoyable bedtime reading, since Mellor's style is easy and interesting... case studies... bring the book alive.' - Special Children 'Good sound advice... for those involved in teacher training.'- Educational Psychology in Practice