Supporting the Emotional Well-being of Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities
A Whole School Approach
Supporting the Emotional Well-being of Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities is an essential and practical resource for helping children with severe and complex learning difficulties, their classmates, their teachers and the schools that they attend. The highly adaptable materials, activities and ideas presented in this book will be useful both in the classroom and in staff training to promote understanding of emotional well-being and mental health of all pupils who may need support.
Fox, Laverty and Chowdhury cover a range of topics that engage with the school as a whole, inclusive classrooms and the individual student. Their frameworks and practical suggestions aid teachers to support the well-being and mental health of students in a variety of ways, with material tailored for classrooms and the individual student.
Supporting the Emotional Well-being of Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities is a comprehensive resource for teachers and management in special needs schools, recognising current government policies and helping teachers to understand and appropriately engage with students as individuals and as classes.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
SECTION 1: INITIAL ENGAGEMENT
1.1. The Background to Emotionally Able
1.2. A Whole School Approach
1.3. Working Together
1.4. Developing a Shared Understanding of Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health
SECTION 2: DEVELOPING AN EMOTIONALLY SUPPORTIVE CLASSROOM
2.1. The Classroom
2.2. The Three Step Process
2.3. The Classroom Strategies
SECTION 3: SUPPORTING AN INDIVIDUAL CHILD
3.1. Understanding an Individual Child
3.2. Understanding the Extent of the Emotional Difficulties of an Individual Child
3.3. Developing Class Based Solutions using Solution Circles
3.5. Developing Community Based Solutions using the Multiagency Team and Quality Circles
POSTSCRIPT - It Takes A Village to Raise a Child
Mark Fox is a consultant and educational and child psychologist.
Tom Laverty is a specialist trainer and consultant for complex educational needs.
Sanchita Chowdhury is a specialist educational and child psychologist.