Working with children with challenging behaviour - Creating a positive behaviour plan

This 2-session course provides a framework for managing challenging behaviour in early childhood settings and research based strategies for supporting any child’s behaviour, including children with disabilities. You will assess and analyse a child’s behaviour to understand the function of that behaviour and use this knowledge in the second session to develop an individual behaviour support plan, including practical strategies to increase the child’s positive behaviour.

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This NESA registered, face-to-face course examines young children’s behaviour from two perspectives: the influence of the ECEC environment, and in-depth knowledge of the child. Sessions are interactive and allow time for discussion and practical planning.

Session 1 explores the possible purposes of challenging behaviour and the importance of assessing and analysing specific behaviours. You will be guided through a behaviour assessment and analysis that you will implement with a child in your setting during the two-week break between sessions.

Session 2 provides evidence-based knowledge and skills for promoting positive behaviour and managing challenging behaviour. Using your own assessment and analysis, you will be guided in writing a practical behaviour support plan to improve a focus behaviour. The plan will include strategies for implementation and for monitoring and review.

Completion of this workshop will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 5.1.2 and 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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