Autism and Behaviour
DATES: Monday 17th April, Monday 24th April, Monday 8th May 2023
TIME: 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Target audience: Teachers & SNAs who wish to gain a greater understanding of behaviour and reduce challenging behaviour in the classroom.
1. Understanding Behaviour – Monday 17th April 2023, 7.30-8.30pm
This webinar will explore ‘What is behaviour’. It will define and look at the causes and functions of behaviour and how you can identify them in the classroom. It will introduce simple behaviour tracking systems to record, track and assess the functions of particular challenging behaviours.
2. Proactive Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behaviour – Monday 24th April 2023, 7.30-8.30pm
This webinar will explore proactive strategies which can be used in the classroom to reduce and prevent incidence of challenging behaviour. For each of the identified functions of behaviour we will explore strategies and alternative behaviours which we can teach to replace behaviours that challenge.
3. Managing Challenging Behaviour as it arises – Monday 8th May 2023, 7.30-8.30pm
In this webinar, we will explore reactive strategies, i.e., how to respond to challenging behaviour if and when it arises; keeping staff and students safe, de-escalation strategies and responding to teach. Finally we will look at the steps to take after an incident; de-briefing for staff, necessary paperwork and planning to prevent future occurrences.
Bio: Jessie Kelly
Jessie is a Special School teacher with 10+ years’ experience working with and teaching Autistic children and teenagers. Jessie has worked in a range of roles including home tutor, autism preschool tutor, SNA and Special class teacher. Jessie completed an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and Care in 2012 and qualified as a primary school teacher with Hibernia College in 2019. Jessie is passionate about educating Autistic students to their fullest potential. She runs the Instagram page ‘InspiredbyAutism’.
|Course date||17-04-2023 7:30 pm|
|End Date||08-05-2023 8:30 pm|
|Tutor - Speaker||Jessie Kelly|
|Location||Online via Zoom|
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