emotional and behavioural difficulties

Report that gives insight into the lives of a group of 18 young people from Northern Ireland during a period of profound economic, social and political change, from the mid- to late-1990s to 2010.

The young people featured in this study were part of a larger, long-term project and this study draws on their biographies and shows the impact of youth-relevant policies on real lives. It also identifies gaps and weaknesses in policies and service delivery.

This page contains the findings of systematic reviews undertaken by review groups linked to the EPPI-Centre. The findings are taken from a systematic review of research to assess what is known about the effectiveness of different strategies relevant to supporting children with EBD in mainstream primary classrooms. The aim is to facilitate teaching and learning for all pupils.The review is based on studies published up to 1999. A subsequent review searched the literature from 1999 to 2002, but found no conclusive results. This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library.

Many different strategies for teachers to support children have been advocated. This review considers which of these strategies are effective, for whom, and in what circumstances. It also aims to identify way to support trainee teachers to use such strategies. It updates an earlier review on this topic and focuses in depth on strategies evaluated in the UK. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2003.

Supporting children who are deemed to have 'emotional or behavioural difficulties' (EBD) or 'social, emotional and behavioural difficulties' (SEBD) within mainstream classrooms raises interesting issues for the intersection of behaviour management policies, inclusive schooling and the drive for raising academic standards. This review assesses the effectiveness of different strategies for supporting children with EBD in mainstream primary classrooms in ways that facilitate teaching and learning for all children. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2003.

The aim of the review was to identify research which investigated the relationship between speech, language and communication difficulties (SLCD) and emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) in children of primary school age (5–12 years) as both are common causes of concern for parents and teachers of young children. It was also to identify research which investigated whether intervening within one domain had the potential to influence outcomes in the other. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2009.