Going through transition

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By Sue Cowleyeducational author, presenter and trainer.

Educational expert Sue Cowley talks about the five common problems regarding transitions and offers strategies to help you solve them

1 The ‘fidgety’ child

The ‘fidgety’ child has trouble concentrating. When the practitioner addresses the class or the individual, the child wriggles, chats or giggles.

Possible causes:

  1. physical issues – poor diet, inadequate sleep
  2. lack of encouragement to sit and focus at home
  3. excessive use of television and computer games
  4. special needs such as ADHD.

Strategies for dealing with the problem:

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