Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour Workshop
This workshop is very popular with educators and designed to connect with The Early Years Learning Framework, particularly Quality Area 5, Standards 5.1 and 5.2. They are also very popular with primary school teacher aides.
The objectives of the behaviour workshop are to:
Provide a deeper understanding about persistent challenging behaviour and why it occurs
Provide easy to use prevention and intervention tools
Provide proactive strategies to prevent unwanted behaviour
Discuss ways as a team how to manage unwanted behaviour
The structure of the workshop focus’s on core evidence based behaviour modification concepts. These include:
Understanding behaviour – what are the needs of the child and what is the child trying to communicate to us through challenging behaviour?
Understanding the function of behaviour – what is the child getting out of engaging in the behaviour and why?
Unseen factors that influence behaviour – are there underlying issues that are being ignored and need to be considered?
Managing stress in the classroom – according to research, 65% of early learning educators find their role moderately to highly stressful. Further research has found a direct correlation between teacher stress and challenging child behaviour.
After presenting these concepts, we discuss and problem solve behaviours in your centre. From the concepts presented above, we discuss ideas to prevent and/or modify the behaviour. Case based discussions allow the opportunity for critical reflection of behaviour management practices and are very practical.
There is quite a bit of flexibility on how the workshop can be delivered. A workshop is two hours long and I can work around the ELC/School timetable - a popular time for early learning centres has been from 6:15pm to 8:15pm. The cost is $330.00.
About Jay Beckley MEdPsych(Hons), Psychologist
I am a registered psychologist. I have over ten years experience in mental health and special education and have a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology. I have undergone advanced training in behavioural and psychological assessment and intervention and I’m an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society.
I provide support to parents and teachers of children from ages three to 21 years who display all kinds of behaviours from aggression, anger, school refusal and sleep issues. I also support children with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety as well those that have developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, ADHD and Autism Spectrum disorder.
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