Manual Fagus Guides > Manual Contents About the Authors Overview of Fagus            What is Fagus?            Fagus Aims            Who is Fagus For?            Why Use Fagus?            How Can Fagus Be Used in…

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About the Authors Fagus Guides > Manual About the Authors Alastair Lidster (BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc, CPsychol, FRSA): Educational Psychologist and Co-author of Fagus Fagus is the brainchild of Beech Lodge School’s Educational Psychologist Alastair Lidster. Alastair has worked with educators for over twenty-five years. He has been a Teaching Assistant, Teacher and Educational Psychologist. He…

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Overview of Fagus Fagus Guides > Manual Overview of Fagus “One way teachers become more sensitive to children is to increase their knowledge of child development. Teachers who know more about child development are more sensitive in their interactions with children.”(p. 158, Bergin & Bergin, 2009) Fagus Guides > Manual

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What is Fagus? Fagus Guides > Manual What is Fagus? “One way teachers become more sensitive to children is to increase their knowledge of child development. Teachers who know more about child development are more sensitive in their interactions with children.”(p. 158, Bergin & Bergin, 2009) Fagus is an educational resource for schools. The Fagus…

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Fagus Aims Fagus Guides > Manual Fagus Aims Improve knowledge and understanding in school relating to children’s emotional and social development. Help teaching staff to apply this understanding to set developmentally appropriate goals for children in emotional and social domains. Provide a framework to monitor emotional and social development. There are 3 central components: the…

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Who is Fagus For? Fagus Guides > Manual Who is Fagus For? Fagus can be used with school-aged children in mainstream or special schools and other settings. It is designed for use with children who demonstrate delayed or impaired functioning in emotional and social domains, regardless of the origin of their needs. Fagus Guides >…

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Why Use Fagus? Fagus Guides > Manual Why Use Fagus? By tracking development and setting appropriate goals, schools can facilitate children to progress through a developmental sequence, improving emotional and social outcomes for pupils. Children whose social and emotional functioning is age appropriate tend to do better academically. Benefits of using Fagus within schools: Facilitate…

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Fagus Developmental Areas Fagus Guides > Manual Fagus Developmental Areas Fagus divides social and emotional development into 13 Developmental Areas: Three areas (Attachment, Cognitive Development and Language Development) are so fundamental to all aspects of development that these are identified as Core Developmental Areas. These can be considered as the ‘roots’ of development, from which…

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About the Fagus Materials Fagus Guides > Manual About the Fagus Materials The Fagus materials are made up of three components: Developmental Guides Developmental Checklists Developmental Profiles These can be used in several ways. Some ways that the Fagus materials can be used: Use the materials to help a staff team understand children’s development. Use…

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About the Guides Fagus Guides > Manual About the Guides There are 13 Developmental Guides, each guide focuses on one social and emotional domain and marks a child’s emotional and social development between birth and 19 years old. The Developmental Guides contain: Introduction to the Developmental Area. General overview of development in that area. Developmental…

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About the Checklists Fagus Guides > Manual About the Checklists The Developmental Guides have been condensed into a shorter format to create Developmental Checklists and each checklist summarises behaviours associated with each age range for each emotional and social domain*. This enables you to identify whether a child is demonstrating the behaviours associated with a…

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