Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour

This course will help you understand some of the underlying issues that may lead to 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.

Topics covered

  • 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 behavior and looking at labels
  • Functions of behavior- what is the challenging behavior communicating?
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment (Tool that help us understand the WHY of challenging behaviors)
  • Triggers
  • Positive replacement behaviours (Teaching replacement behaviors and more preferable responses)
  • Effective Classroom Management Practices
  • PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) and Restorative Practices
  • Positive relationships
  • Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Inclusivity and Disability Standards
  • Anger de-escalation

Duration

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 2020

Focus on primary students:
October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
(6 x Thursday evenings)
6.00 – 8.00pm
Online program

Cost

$595 (GST free)

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment

There is no assessment associated with this course.

Recognition

This course references the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.