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Six Week Parent Training Programme - Primary School
This six-week programme has been designed for parents and family members who are living with Primary aged children with autism.
Autism and the Promotion of Positive Behaviour
Every day, children and young people with autism are expected to cope with the challenges of a world, which can often seem bewildering and unpredictable. This can cause high levels of anxiety and stress, resulting in behaviours that can be difficult to deal with, offering significant challenges to all of those living with the child or young person.
Responding effectively to behaviour remains a concern for parents. Early intervention and planning is important to ensure that children have an array of proactive strategies to defuse rather than escalate a difficult situation.
This session will examine how the core features of autism can influence the behaviour of children. Finding the function of behaviour will be highlighted as the starting point of any Behaviour Support Plan.
Course overview / content
How the core features can affect behaviour.
Introduction to Behaviour Support Plans recognising the benefits of:
Frances O’Neill is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Frances has worked in Special, Post Primary and Further Education settings. She holds Post Graduate Certificates and Diplomas in Education and an MSc in autism.