Finding out how to get children specialist help isn't easy, either. Busy teachers may not have time to research problems themselves, or to work out the best way to help the child. It's really important that staff can understand the reasons why a child might not be doing so well at school and how they can support them, whether this means extra help with work, encouragement to try counselling or see their doctor or a consultation with parents.
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Coming soon, our mobile resource Understanding the Child gives teachers and others working with young people information and guidance on key topics such as well-being, learning difficulties, mental health, medical problems and children from different ethnic backgrounds, as well as links to further resources and helpful organisations.
See www.pearson.co.uk/understanding-the-child for more information.