Positive Behaviour Support: An Approach for Tricky Behaviours – Inclusive Education Planning

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.

Behaviour management does not work: Why the strategies you've tried aren't working, and what you can do instead – Learning 4 All

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involved in planning, program or policy development for student welfare, and will explain why managing behaviour is an outdated and unhelpful concept for helping children and young people succeed in school.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.

Exploring Behaviour – Novita

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?

Learn about:

  • Early brain development
  • How behaviours are learned and reinforced
  • Factors that may affect behaviour
  • Environmental needs for individual children
  • The importance of your relationship with each child and their family