Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour
This introductory course will help you understand some of the underlying issues that may lead to primary aged students exhibiting challenging behaviours. It provides a model for managing students' challenging behaviour, along with specific, related strategies designed to support you in dealing with these behaviours in mainstream settings.
- Resilience and risk factors in children
- Understanding behavioural issues including developmental disorders such as: Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, Conduct Disorder
- The impact of learning difficulties
- Mental health issues such as anxiety
- Peer and social issues
- Defining challenging behaviour and looking at labels
- Functions of behaviour- what is the challenging behaviour communicating?
- Functional Behaviour Assessment (Tool that help us understand the WHY of challenging behaviours)
- Positive replacement behaviours (Teaching replacement behaviours and more preferable responses)
- Effective Classroom Management Practices
- PBIS (Positive Behaviour Intervention Support) and Restorative Practices
- Positive relationships
- Positive Behaviour Support Plans
- Inclusivity and Disability Standards
- Anger de-escalation
Online program: one 2-hour online class per week over six weeks, 6.00 - 8.00pm
You will require internet access and a laptop, computer or other device that will enable you to join a virtual classroom and access an online learning portal. Your chosen device requires a camera, microphone and sound.
When and where
2021 - online program:
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10
(6 x Wednesday evenings)
6pm - 8pm ADST
$590 (GST free)
This program is designed for mainstream primary school teachers, pre-service teachers and other educators and support staff.
There is no assessment associated with this course.
This course references the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): 1, 3, 4 and 6.
You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.