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Distressed or Deliberately Defiant?: Managing Challenging Student Behaviour Due to Trauma and Disorganised Attachment Paperback – 24 Apr 2013

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Teacher praise for Distressed or Deliberately Defiant: " I have read and re-read this book many times and always recommend it to the teachers I work alongside." " I cannot thank Dr Judith Howard enough for giving me the most current educational research to justify my actions and approach to working with these at-risk students." "Brilliant!!!!!! I cannot recommend this book strongly enough" "A great read and essential information for anyone working with children." "Very helpful for teachers. Information that can be used at school for teachers and admin."

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It is not unusual for educators today, whether in the early childhood, primary or secondary sectors, to be confronted with severely challenging student behaviour - students who fly into unexplained violent and oppositional outbursts with little warning; who respond poorly to tried-and-true behaviour management processes. Such behaviour has considerable impact on the delivery of teaching and learning programs and the emotional wellbeing of the teachers themselves as well as raising safety risks for the entire school community.
This book explains the basis for such behaviour as the neurological, physiological and behavioural outcomes of ""disorganised attachment"" due to prolonged exposure to a traumatic home life and provides practical advice to educators on ways that schools can effectively manage these students. By examining the science behind attachment theory, the neurobiology of behaviour, and the manifestation of disorganised attachment in the school context, this book will help educators:
- minimise such challenging behaviour,
- manage crises and disciplinary responses such as suspension and expulsion,
- improve student compliance,
- enhance education and overall wellbeing, and
- deal with parents.
Covers early childhood, primary and secondary settings.

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Mary from MN
3.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to trauma and behavior. If you have any background in trauma, it's probably not worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great explanation to parents and therapists working wtih difficult children! Every principal shouls have one!
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