Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour

15% discount is available to Monash Education alumni. Student ID will be required for this pricing option.

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. While this course is applicable across all year levels, it focuses on primary aged students.

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

Cost

$480 (GST free)

15% discount is available to Monash Education alumni. Student ID will be required for this pricing option.

Course length

Evening classes of two and a half hours per week over six weeks.

Dates and venues for 2019

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5
(6 x Wednesday evenings) 
5.30 - 8pm
Clayton Campus

July 24, 31,
August 7, 14, 21, 28
(6 x Wednesday evenings) 
5.30 - 8pm
Clayton Campus

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7
(6 x Wednesday evenings)
5.30 - 8 pm
Clayton Campus

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment

  • Your presenter will identify a variety of practical tasks during the course.
  • Minimum class attendance required - check with course presenter.

Recognition

This course references the following APST: 1.5, 1.6, and 4.1 and 4.3.

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