Middletown Centre for Autism, Middletown, Armagh
Autism and the Promotion of Positive Behaviour
Children and young people with autism can experience elevated levels of anxiety and stress and this often results in distressed behaviours. Responding effectively to behaviour remains a concern for professionals working within education. Early intervention and planning is important to ensure that children have an array of proactive strategies to defuse rather than escalate a demanding 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.
• Understand how the core features of autism can affect behaviour causing behaviours that challenge.
• Understand the importance of identifying the function of a behaviour and developing a basic Behaviour Support Plan.
• Learn practical strategies for recognising early warning signs and making positive interventions, reducing potential triggers.
• Anxiety and its impact on behaviour.
Course Overview / Content
How the core features can influence behaviour.
Introduction to Behaviour Support Plans recognising the benefits of:
• 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 habits and more adaptive skills
Middletown Centre for Autism
35 Church Street
Middletown Centre for Autism , Middletown , Armagh