This is a practical guide for teaching assistants to help with understanding emotional and behavioural difficulties. It provides a range of strategies that include: developing strong communication skills, managing classroom behaviour, and building an effective learning environment.This practical guide gives essential advice on: understanding emotional and behavioural problems, building good communication skills, managing behaviours in the classroom and developing an effective learning environment. Throughout each chapter there are exercises and sets of questions to facilitate embedding knowledge and skills. At the end of each chapter there are multiple choice quizzes to reflect on what has been learnt.This new, innovative series provides teaching assistants with sound practical advice on a range of important topics. The authors are all extremely experienced and their advice comes from personal practice.