This workshop provides strategies for educators to support children/ students to have positive behaviour. The presenters, Leanne Longfellow and Dr Alex Ahlgren, will provide practical and relevant ideas to implement positive behaviour support for all children/ students, with a particular focus on those with autism or other disabilities or developmental delays. Participants will learn about functional behaviour assessments, appropriate interventions and how the function and purpose of behaviour must be determined before effective supports are developed.
Suitable for: Special education, early childhood, junior primary, primary, secondary educators, including assistants, and parents.
Presented by Dr David Armstrong, Child and Adolescent Behaviour Research Specialist, international author and teacher. This workshop is intended for all school staff working with students or involved in planning, program or policy development for student welfare, and will explain why managing behaviour is an outdated and unhelpful concept for helping children and young people succeed in school. The workshop will provide you with ethical and effective alternatives to behaviour management: strategies to help prevent problem behaviours by students and reduce the severity of negative behaviours should they occur. This workshop calls on two key messages from research about behaviour in schools: Teach Knowledge & Teacher Practice.
Suitable for: All staff in junior primary, primary, secondary school and special education including leadership, counsellors, welfare coordinators, classroom teachers and support staff.
Children’s behaviour is influenced by many factors, including relationships, environments and approaches. How can we develop a deeper understanding of these influences, explore and find better ways to respond to behaviour that challenges us?