TEACHING STRATEGIES TO HELP WITH
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS -
MANAGING EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED PUPILS
|E.g. If he/she is
being confronted by another child in the class, divert his/her attention by asking
him/her to fetch someone for you.
Make sure all
staff that are likely to be in contact with the pupil are aware of the problem
and have an agreed strategy to deal with situations.
extent can whole-school policies on behaviour help schools to cope better
with pupils who are disruptive to others?
to explain problem to peers and ask for their help in alerting you
to potential problem situations.
new work concepts very slowly and cautiously and give rewards regularly
to discover the interests of the child and build a sense of friendship
the child does have a temper tantrum, do not confront him. If
he/she is in danger of hurting himself/herself or others, he/she may
need restrained. Try to put him somewhere he/she can be on his/her
a pupil to indicate when he/she is feeling particularly upset.
This could be done by drawing unhappy faces at particular stages of
his/her work or in a daily record chart etc. Analysis of this
might enable the detection of particular trigger factors.
This is a technique in which
you change the viewpoint in relation to a situation which has been experienced.
You are using the same facts to fit the situation. The idea is to help
the pupil see a different aspect of a situation.
When teaching, instead of pointing
out particular children to answer a question, you might say, "Now
I wonder who will answer this question?"
If a child is constantly out
of his seat etc, you might say, "Jimmy, you've got to choose whether
you are going to sit down and listen or whether you will take some work
into the classroom next door until we've finished this activity."
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