Support Children and Young People with Behaviour Emotional and Social Development Needs

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1 - 1.1 Right from birth children develop their behaviour and social skills from what they experience at home. This experience should be caring, loving and supportive, it should provide children with the opportunity to develop and interact as much as possible. Children need to be exposed to as many experiences as feasible, so that not only can they learn and develop, but they can have their main carers/parents support. This will allow a child to learn to deal with different situations.
Sadly, for some children their home circumstances or the way in which they are brought up can be lacking in several areas, for many reasons such as poverty, lone parenting, religion etc. There are children who experience lack of interest
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With the range of professional involvement it remains key that the pupil and his family are central to the process.
Although, at this stage it is impossible to involve the pupil in setting the overall behaviour goals that as a school we would like him to achieve. It has been possible for me in conjunction with the pupil and class teacher to set mini daily targets and a daily reward chart that reflects this. We have involved his fondness of football as the theme and throughout the morning session he needs to achieve two footballs on the chart to get the reward of ball play outside this is then repeated in the afternoon.
3 - 3.2 Goals and boundaries provide a support framework to enable children to make the right choices. It also allows them to develop their social and emotional skills. Children must want to change their behaviour and understand the benefit of the change. They need to see what is in it for them, is it a tangible reward or is it more friends. By involving the child in setting targets this allows them to take responsibility.
3 - 3.3 The pupil that I work with requires constant supervision and a great deal of support. His mood fluctuates so much in one day and he needs lots of positive reinforcement and encouragement. This is to not only complete work tasks but also to do smaller things such as hanging his coat on the peg. As his communication is also limited, mostly a thumbs up or smile is
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