Training


We provide and recommend our training courses for schools and families using our services. Our initial training will provide staff and families with the theoretical, methodological and practical application of ABA. We will help families and teaching staff to understand why children are using inappropriate forms of communication in a manner that is considered to be counterproductive to their social development. Following this initial training, ongoing training that is personalised to the child will be provided to address specific areas of needs during monthly or quarterly meetings, depending on the needs of the child.

We offer the following training courses:

The goal of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) to improve the quality of lives for young people with Autism, learning disabilities and other special educational needs. The aim of this training is to provide participants a basic understanding of PBS approaches and the underpinning value base which promotes the rights of adults and children who sometimes have behaviours that challenge.

Who should attend?

Support workers, teaching assistants and other front line staff.

Course synopsis:
  • Outlines what underpins good quality services and how they are reflected within the PBS framework.
  • Provides an overview: What Person Centred Planning is, how a person centred approach increase quality of life and reduces behaviours that challenge.
  • How to schedule daily actives to reduce behaviours that challenge, how to use language and how to communicate appropriately for ASD individuals.

Individuals with learning and/or developmental disabilities can engage in behaviours that challenge which can lead restrictive practices or settings. The aim of this to provide an understanding of how to improve the lives of individuals who display challenging behaviour, and how to use Positive Behaviour Support to decrease the occurrence of behaviours that challenge.

Who should attend?

Support workers, teaching assistants and other front line staff.

Course synopsis:
  • Defining Behaviours that challenge.
  • Discuss communication skills and the relationship between communication and behaviours that challenge.
  • How to assess and gain an understanding on the functions of behaviours that challenge.
  • Understand how to remain safe, keep individuals and act within organisational, local and national procedures.
  • How to use proactive and positive based strategies to decrease behaviours that challenge.
  • Crisis prevention training is an important part of any training program when working with individuals who exhibit challenging behaviours will also provide an overview of preventing crisis behaviours with individuals and how to respond when they do occur. Through multiple scenarios staff will learn how to prevent crisis behaviours and respond to crisis situations if they do occur.

Individuals with learning and/or developmental disabilities can engage in behaviours that challenge which can lead restrictive practices or settings. The aim of this to provide an understanding of how to improve the lives of individuals who display challenging behaviour, and how to use Positive Behaviour Support to decrease the occurrence of behaviours that challenge.

Who should attend?

Support workers, teaching assistants and other front line staff.

Course synopsis:
  • Introduction into Discrete Trial Teaching and natural environment teaching.
  • How to use prompting, fading and shaping to teach new behaviours.
  • Using reinforcement to improve academic skills.
  • Using individual and group based token economy systems to improve classroom behaviour.
  • Use chaining and task analysis to teach complex self-help and daily living skills.

There has been recent evidence displaying the effectiveness of training parent’s strategies for managing behaviours that challenge in children with autism. Parent are the most integral stakeholders in the lives of children and young people with ASD. The aim of this training is to provide parents with an understanding of the reason why their children exhibit behaviours that challenge and how they can make environmental changes to reduce these behaviours.

  • Discuss the relationship between communication and behaviours that challenge.
  • Assess the potential for difficult behaviour.
  • Promoting positive behaviour.
  • Ways to stay positive.