'This is a comprehensive guide to some of the difficulties and disorders which can cause children to become disruptive at school and in the home. It examines the nature of EBDs and their potential causes, whether social, psychological or biological and discusses the issues that can arise for professionals involved in their assessment, analysing the various methods used. It is an excellent introduction for both educational and medical professionals.'
- Aslib Book Guide
'A useful book for those working both in child mental health services and in education.'
- British Journal of Psychiatry
Children with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBDs) present a challenge for parents, teachers and other professionals alike. Understanding and Supporting Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties is a comprehensive guide to this group of ill-defined, often unrelated disorders, which can cause children to become disruptive both at school and in the home.
The contributors stress that EBDs are ultimately a form of communication, albeit an antagonistic one, and evaluate the success of different methods of intervention in clinical, educational and family settings. They argue that successful intervention in any environment requires an appreciation of the complex interplay in the social and personal factors affecting each child. Finally the book explores the future of EBDs and their treatment, calling for a greater understanding of children with EBDs and improved cooperation between the educational and medical forms of intervention.
Preface. Part 1: Understanding Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. 1. Educating children with emotional and behavioual difficulties: the evolution of current thinking and provision, Paul Cooper, University of Cambridge. 2. EBD and adolescence, Paul Cooper, University of Cambridge. 3. Sex differences, gender issues and EBD, Pam Maras, University of Greenwich and Paul Cooper, University of Cambridge. 4. Cultural issues in child and adolescent psychiatry, Harry Zeitlin and Rafik Refaat, University College, London. Part 2: The Assessment of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. 5. The assessment of emotional and behavioural difficulties: psychometrics and beyond, David Jones and Melanie Jones, Birkbeck College, University of London. 6. The psychiatric examination, Vinod Kumar. Part 3: Supporting Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. 7. Cognitive, behavioural and systemic approaches to EBD, David Jones, Birkbeck College, University of London. 8. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children experiencing EBD, Biddy Youell, Tavistock Clinic. 9. Working with vulnerable children: early intervention, Helen Barrett, Thames Valley University. 10. Coping with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in the primary classroom, Diane Montgomery, Middlesex University. 11. Supporting able misfits in primary classrooms, Diane Montgomery, Middlesex University. 12. Teaching children who have profound and multiple learning difficulties, Rob Ashdown, St Luke's School, Scunthorpe. 13. Parenting children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, Peter Lloyd Bennett. 14. The further evolution of EBD: bringing the biopsychosocial approach into education, Paul Cooper, University of Cambridge. References. The contributors. Index.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 1999
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.41