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Scoil Naomh Eoin, Navan Co. Meath, Navan, Meath

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Autism and the Promotion of Positive Behaviour

Children with autism can experience elevated levels of anxiety and stress often resulting in distressed and inappropriate behaviours. Responding effectively to behaviour remains a concern for parents and professionals living and working with children with autism. Early intervention and planning are important to ensure that parents and family members, as well as the child with autism, have 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 children 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 child to develop effective life skills

Location

Scoil Naomh Eoin, Navan Co. Meath
Clonmagadden Valley
Navan
Meath
C15 HK75
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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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Scoil Naomh Eoin, Navan Co. Meath , Navan , Meath

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