This course can be taken following an autism spectrum awareness course. It is to help understand, support and manage individuals on the autism spectrum who may present with behaviours that challenge. This course is not about positive handling and does not illustrate or advise on physical intervention techniques. However, it looks at theories of behaviour and general attitudes towards behaviours that challenge. Also, the course looks at how those working and supporting people on the autism spectrum can be proactive and reactive to behaviours that challenge? Personal and professional experiences are shared throughout the session to illustrate and bring balanced experiences of caring and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.
Learning outcomes, by the end of this workshop attendees should:
Understand behaviours that challenge while supporting individuals on the autism spectrum?
Have looked at the meaning of adjusting own behaviours
Have discussed the likely causes for behaviours that challenge?
Have an understanding of preventative, managing and reduction strategies
Understand how they can promote positive behaviours?
Assessment: On going group discussions, individual/paired activities, question and answers
*Refreshments such as tea and coffee are provided at our venues