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Special Education and Autism

How to Manage Challenging Behaviours in the Classroom 

ABOUT

Applied behaviour analysis (ABA) is most commonly used in special education classes to treat behavioural problems among special needs students. However, many of the theories and precepts common in education in general today have also grown out of the science of behaviour analysis.

The story of applied behaviour analysis in education, first introduced in the United States, is inextricably tied to the significant increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnoses among school-age children that emerged in the mid-1990s. Suddenly, classrooms were overwhelmed with special needs children who exhibited sometimes severe behavioural issues, impacting both their own education and the schooling of others. Towards the end of the same decade, in 1999, a report (“Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General”) was released confirming that ABA was one of a few scientifically valid treatments for autism. Today both parents and school administrators are increasingly concluding that such treatments offer the best outcomes for children.

Although ABA techniques are used widely for children with ASD, they are also effectively used with special education students of all stripes, and often in general education classrooms as well. This course is addressed to teachers, professionals and teaching assistants working in both mainstream and special education environments. Participants will learn more about autism and how to best support children with ASD in the classroom.

Participants will also learn more about the science of behaviour and its applications (ABA) in the classroom. The course will focus on strategies that use positive reinforcement and will help participants to successfully manage challenging behaviours not only for children with ASD but also for the whole classroom. From a general overview of autism and ABA to more advanced subject matter like dealing with challenging behaviour, this training has something to offer to education professionals.

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Indicative Training Program (Day by Day)

Day 1
  1. Welcome addressed to the participants by management
  2. Course outline 
  3. Ice-breaking activities
  4. Introduction to Autism and ABA
Day 2
  1. Preference assessments:
    • Learn with hands-on activities on how to conduct a preference assessment in order to identify students’ motivations and preferences
  2. Theoretical and practical activities to help understand autism, learn how to observe students’ behaviour
  3. Operant conditioning: Positive/negative reinforcement and Positive/ negative punishment* 

(*Punishment is one of those words that has a negative connotation in the real world, but in the world of ABA, it merely has 1 meaning: decreasing behaviour)

Day 4
  1. Good behaviour game:
    • A classroom management game for the whole classroom
  2. Reinforcement schedules:
    •  The different schedules of reinforcement and when to use them
  3. Classroom environment:
    • Learn how to adjust the classroom environment to support students with ASD
  4. Visuals:
    • Create visuals to use with students
Day 3
  1. Theoretical and practical activities to learn:
    • Functions of behaviour
    • Data collection
    • ABC data
    • Monitoring behaviour 
    • Behaviour Support Plan (learn how to create a personalized behaviour support plan)
    • Assessments used for students with ASD       
Day 5
  1. Final activities
  2. Evaluation of the course
  3. Diploma awarding

NOTE: Dates and Program may be subject to change

DATES

NOTE:
If you are a group of 4 or more people from the same organization and you don’t see any dates that suit your group,  send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and we will make the appropriate arrangements for you!

Course Packages

€860
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
    2. Accommodation €480
        • Hotel* room (5 days – 4 nights)
        • Hotel breakfast buffet
        • Hotel complimentary beverages and snacks (24/7)
        • All lunches**
        • Everyday transportation*** to the course venues

*The hotel is 2-stars. However, with all it offers is definitely the best value for money.


** Dinners are not included in the package because some participants choose not to follow our night-outs.


*** Transportation airport-hotel-airport is not included because it is refunded by your organization.

€430
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
    2. Lunches €50
        • The lunches are delivered and served in our organization’s premises
€380
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance

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