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Four-year-olds given ‘therapy’ to improve behaviour

Graeme Paton
London Telegraph [1]
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Children as young as four should be given group therapy at school to control their behaviour, according to Ofsted.

Some infants are already taking part in weekly “circle time” sessions in which they are encouraged to share their problems, it was disclosed.

The watchdog said it was among a range of methods used by primary schools to improve discipline and reduce suspensions among four- to seven-year-olds.

One school had a “calming tent” where children were placed if they felt angry, upset or frustrated, inspectors said.

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