This book is intended to be both a practical evidence-based tool and an awareness-raising resource for teachers, teaching assistants, mentors and all adults who work with children and young people who present as 'extremely challenging' in the school context.
In every school there are a small number of pupils, less than five percent, who take up more than fifty percent of the staff's time. This book provides school staff with an approach to personalised interventions that enable those children or young people to build life-long resilience skills.
Table of Contents
1. Preparing the journey 2. What is behaviour? – behaviour as communication 3. Moving from BESD to SEMH 4. Factors to consider in preparation for the three-step PIPER model emotional well-being intervention 5. PIPER model step 1- completing a risk and resilience profile 6. PIPER model step 2- completing a reducing anxiety management plan 7. PIPER model step 3- completing a personalised three-wave provision map 8. The PIPER model in practice: two case studies 9. Epilogue: Where do we go from here?
Dennis Piper is a former head teacher who now offers specialist consultancy around Special Educational Needs and Social, Emotional and Mental Health, work which has won international recognition for innovation. Dennis also works as an Associate Lecturer and Academic Tutor at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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