Why Can't I Help this Child to Learn? Understanding Emotional Barriers to Learning

Editor : Helen High

Why Can't I Help this Child to Learn? Understanding Emotional Barriers to Learning

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Reviews and Endorsements

'This book will prove to be a valuable resource for anyone working with children and adolescents in schools. whether as teacher, teaching assistant, learning mentor, psychologist, or therapist. The contributions from leaders in the field of Educational Psychotherapy and the vignettes from direct work with children bring the issues to life and provide insight into the links between blocks to learning and the inner worlds of children and young people.'
- Biddy Youell, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

'This book could be an important addition to the shelves of teachers and also of parents, worried when their otherwise competent children come to a standstill in their learning at school. It is a distillation of fifty years experience of educational psychotherapists in their work with children who struggle with reading, writing, and arithmetic. The theory underlying this work is presented in a very accessible way and illustrated throughout by compelling accounts of the difficulties some children have had and their resolution. The book offers hope and ways of thinking about the problems that many children and families experience at some time in their lives.'
- Eileen Orford, Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic and the British Association of Psychotherapists

'Helen High and her colleagues have written a first-rate exposition of the relevance and value of educational psychotherapy. Detailed and fascinating case studies root the theory in the real world of children and their families. Although of primary interest to educationalists, this eminently readable book will be of value to all those, including foster carers, who work on a daily basis with those children and young people who struggle with learning as a result of their adverse life experiences and subsequent emotional difficulties.'
- Jim Rose, Director of Social Care, The Fostering Foundation

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