1st Edition

Managing Challenging Behaviour in the Classroom A Framework for Teachers and SENCOs

By Gary Lavan Copyright 2018
    118 Pages
    by Speechmark

    For teachers and SENCOs in all settings, this invaluable resource will guide you through a simple, systematic process of understanding why challenging behaviour is happening and give you some very practical, easily implemented strategies that all staff can use to help make things easier for the young people in your group.

    Key features include:

    • a wide selection of different strategies for coping with challenging behaviour so that you can meet the needs of each individual pupil;
    • a flexible framework with templates and tools to help you proactively plan approaches to challenging behaviour so that you and your colleagues can respond consistently and effectively;
    • written by an experienced Educational Psychologist and based on proven strategies developed through years of practice in Special Schools as well as Primary and Secondary mainstream schools.

    Unlike other books addressing challenging behaviour, this resource offers a psychologically-based framework that can easily be implemented by mainstream teachers and SENCOs. It works!

    1. Understanding the Challenge 2. Planning for Change 3. The Yellow Phase / "The Proactive Phase" 4. The Green Phase / "The Active Phase" 5. The Red Phase / "The Reactive Phase" 6. The Blue Phase / "The Recovery Phase" 7. Beyond the Coping Plan


    Dr Gary Lavan is a Chartered Educational Psychologist and the director of Your Psychology Ltd. He specialises in supporting young people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.