Difficulty making friends

May 28th, 2018
  • Build social inclusion
  • Classroom and group organisation
  • Lunch and break times
  • Playground support plans
  • Explicitly teach social skills
  • When there is a social issue
  • Use conflict resolution when there are issues within a group
    • Basic conflict resolution steps
  • Work with the child’s parents
  • When the child is new to the school
  • Toxic friendships/frenemies
  • Children who require additional friendship assistance

Disengaged and unmotivated in the classroom

November 13th, 2016

Children who are motivated to learn generally attend school regularly, do better academically and display pro-social classroom behaviour. Unfortunately, up to 20 per cent of students in any year are described as disengaged. [1] Many do not catch up academically in later years. [2] Unmotivated children tend to opt out, do the bare minimum required […]

Serious or chronic medical conditions

May 5th, 2016

This ebooklet provides a brief overview of issues that can arise for students with medical conditions and a wide range of strategies teachers and other school professionals can use to assist the child in the classroom.  Strategies can also be easily adapted to be included in student’s Individual Learning Plans and the recommendations section of psychologist’s reports. These strategies are […]

Selective mute

March 16th, 2016

This ebooklet contains information on the characteristics of selective mutism, and when to seek further assistance. General strategies for working with these children are outlined in the ebooklet , including those on building trust and positive relationships with the child, communication ladder, encouraging speech in the classroom, and notes on communication systems. Relevant strategies can also […]

For parents: Reduce your stress and worry

March 16th, 2016

Designed for school staff to share with parents, this ebooklet provides five ways parents can learn to stay calm and manage their emotions. Since around two-thirds of Australian parents report feeling stressed often or all the time,[1]  Australian Institute of Family Studies. (2008) Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Annual Report 2006-2007. […]

For parents: Assist your child with stress and worry

March 16th, 2016

Designed for school staff to share with parents, this ebooklet aims to assist parents to help their children to cope with worries and concerns. It provides five evidence-based methods including supportive talk, encouraging the child to face challenges and fears, building self-efficacy, putting worries in perspective, and ensuring the child is well rested, healthy and […]

Parents who are overprotective

March 16th, 2016

This ebooklet provides information on why parents might be overprotective. Recommended strategies and step-by-step guidelines are provided to assist in working with these parents successfully in schools.

Parents who are angry

March 16th, 2016

This ebooklet provides information on why people become angry and what to be mindful of when working with angry parents. Recommended strategies and step-by-step guidelines are provided to assist in working with these parents successfully in schools.  

Parents who behave irrationally

March 16th, 2016

This ebooklet provides information on working with parents who behave irrationally. Recommended strategies and step-by-step guidelines are provided to assist in working with these parents successfully in schools.  

Worry excessively

March 16th, 2016

This ebooklet arms teachers and other professionals working in schools with information about children who worry excessively including: what to look out for in the child’s behaviour, negative impacts, and when to seek further assistance for the child. Individual strategies can be modified and included in a student’s Individual Learning Plan or in the recommendations […]

Working memory difficulties

March 16th, 2016

This ebooklet provides a brief overview of working memory difficulties and a wide range of strategies teachers and other school professionals can use to assist the child in the classroom.  Strategies can be easily adapted to be included in student’s Individual Learning Plans and psychologist’s reports. These strategies are designed for use with students in primary and junior secondary schools.

Shy (revised)

March 16th, 2016

This ebooklet includes general information on how to identify an understand the shy child as well as when to seek further assistance. Individual strategies included in this ebooklet can be modified and included in a student’s Individual Learning Plan or a psychologist’s report in the recommendations section. These strategies are designed for use with students in primary and […]

Severe language disorder

March 16th, 2016

This ebooklet provides a brief overview of expressive and receptive language disorders and a wide range of strategies teachers and other school professionals can use to assist the child in the classroom.  Strategies can be easily adapted to be included in student’s Individual Learning Plans and psychologist’s reports. These strategies are designed for use with students in primary and junior secondary schools.

Separation anxiety

March 15th, 2016

This ebooklet provides a brief overview of separation anxiety and a wide range of strategies teachers and other school professionals can use to assist the child in the classroom. Strategies can be easily adapted to be included in student’s Individual Learning Plans and psychologist’s reports. These strategies are designed for use with students in primary and junior secondary schools.

School refusal

March 15th, 2016

This ebooklet provides a brief overview of why children school refuse and a wide range of strategies teachers and other school professionals can use to assist the child in the classroom. Relevant strategies can also be easily adapted to be included in student’s Individual Learning Plans and in the recommendations section of psychologist’s reports.  These strategies are designed for use […]