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Dalriada School, Ballymoney Co. Antrim, Ballymoney, Antrim

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Autism and the Promotion of Positive Behaviour
Young people with autism can experience elevated levels of anxiety and stress often resulting in distressed and inappropriate behaviours for a variety of reasons, including interaction with the environment. Responding effectively to behaviour remains a concern for families and professionals living and working with young people with autism. Early intervention and planning are important to ensure that everyone has an array of proactive strategies to defuse rather than escalate a demanding situation. This session will examine how an understanding of autism can influence interactions and thus the behaviour of young people and challenge the term, “Challenging Behaviour”.

Expected Outcomes
Participants will:

  • Understand reasons for what we see as inappropriate behaviour
  • Learn practical strategies for recognising early warning signs and making positive interventions
  • Recognise the “Rumbling, Raging and Recovery” aspects of behaviour and what we as practitioners can do
  • Understand the behaviour and anxiety bank account


Course Overview

  • Clarity of information, including expectations and procedures.
  • Consistency: A healthy, strong home school partnership is vital.
  • Common sense: Remembering that sometimes the most effective is also the most straightforward and easiest.
  • Continuation: Keeping the teaching and the positive supports in place to continue to help the young person to develop effective life skills

 

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Dalriada School, Ballymoney Co. Antrim
St James Road,
Ballymoney
Antrim
BT53 6BL
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Frances Stewart

Frances Stewart

Frances Stewart has been a teacher for over 30 years working mainly with children with Special Educational Needs but particularly those with Asperger syndrome. Her former position was as the coordinator of the Belfast Education and Library Board Oakwood Autism Advisory Service. She has taught in both Mainstream and Special Schools. Frances worked mainly with Post Primary students who had been referred to the Oakwood Autism Advisory Service. She has helped to establish social support and friendship groups for pupils with autism in both Primary and Post Primary Schools in the Belfast area. Frances has also specialised in devising transition programmes to support children and young people with autism as they have progressed through different stages of their education.

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Dalriada School, Ballymoney Co. Antrim , Ballymoney , Antrim

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