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The School Psychology Service

Chartered Educational & Child Psychologist and published author Dr Gary Lavan - sharing resources for supporting pupils with additional learning needs, and social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Chartered Educational & Child Psychologist and published author Dr Gary Lavan - sharing resources for supporting pupils with additional learning needs, and social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
Milkshake Breathing
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Milkshake Breathing

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1-page Instruction Sheet for staff delivering relaxation/mindfulness sessions. Milkshake breathing is a fun way to develop breathing skills for pupils
6-week Resilience Intervention Pack (KS3+)
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6-week Resilience Intervention Pack (KS3+)

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Written by Your Psychology Service, and aimed at pupils in KS3 and KS4, this 31-page Intervention Pack provides you with 6x session plans and all of the resources you need to run this targeted small group intervention.
Challenging Behaviour Parent/Carer Leaflet
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Challenging Behaviour Parent/Carer Leaflet

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This double-sided (tri-section) Leaflet is for sharing with parents/carers. Written by an Educational Psychology Service, it gives a basic overview of Challenging Behaviour and how schools and parents/carers can support.
Mindfulness Information Leaflet for Parents/Carers
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Mindfulness Information Leaflet for Parents/Carers

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Written by Your Psychology Service, this double-sided (tri-section) Leaflet provides a brief introduction and overview of Mindfulness. For sharing with parents/carers to explain the use of mindfulness as an approach in classrooms or in intervention sessions.
CBT-based self-study workbook for teens - Understanding How You Feel
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CBT-based self-study workbook for teens - Understanding How You Feel

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This workbook draws upon CBT techniques to help teens understand their feelings and emotions. Lots of children and adults in the UK and across the world have had their normal routines changed. This has caused quite a lot of people to experience something called anxiety. In this workbook we will look at what anxiety means and what we can do to manage it using something called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which will be explained in the booklet. Work through the sessions and activities at your own pace – it can be completed all at once, or little by little, it’s really up to you! Contains overviews of common thinking patterns, and thinking errors, and a range of practical activities with links to video examples to support practice.
Using Visual Schedules in the Classroom
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Using Visual Schedules in the Classroom

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Written by Your Psychology Service, this simple 1-page summary explains how to create and use visual timetables, visual schedules and visual timelines to support pupils in your classroom. Suitable for all ages.
Parent/Carer SEN Explainer Leaflets
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Parent/Carer SEN Explainer Leaflets

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5-Pack of double-sided (tri-section) leaflets, written by Your Psychology Service. Leaflets to be shared with parents/carers providing summaries of: ADHD Autism (ASC) Challenging Behaviour Dyslexia Mindfulness
Non-judgemental Listening Explainer Sheet
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Non-judgemental Listening Explainer Sheet

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Written by Your Psychology Service, this simple 2-page summary sheet explains the basics of developing and using non-judgemental listening skills. Non-judgemental listening is a powerful tool for supporting pupils with mental health difficulties and social and emotional difficulties in school and at home.
Using Workstations in the Classroom
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Using Workstations in the Classroom

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Written by Your Psychology Service, this quick reference guide to developing individual workstations for pupils in your classroom gives you the key information you need to consider to use and develop focused work areas for pupils in your class.
eBook: How To Write Social Stories
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eBook: How To Write Social Stories

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Written by Your Psychology Service, this 8-page eBook is an introductory guide for staff and parents/carers who wish to write Social Stories for children and young people. The guide will take you through each step of writing a personalised social story so that you can be confident that you have done so effectively.