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Seminar: Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to teach appropriate classroom behaviour to students with developmental disabilities

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) focuses on the way in which an individual interprets his or her experiences and how these thoughts ultimately influence his or her emotional or behavioural functioning in the situation (Friedberg & McClure, 2002). When teachers use CBT principles in the classroom, they can help their students learn how to modify their thinking, so that they can control the way they behave. Participants will learn about the Taking CHARGE toolbelt (Bhargava, 2014) which is based on the principles of CBT. The Taking CHARGE toolbelt is a concept that can be easily incorporated into the classroom and used by all students with developmental disabilities to develop their social skills, emotional regulation skills, problem solving skills and engage in appropriate behaviour.

Dates:24 Oct 2020 (Sat)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Dolly Bhargava

Dolly Bhargava, is a Speech Pathologist with a Masters in Special Education. She has 19 years of experience in providing positive, realistic and productive solutions to individuals with a range of disabilities in early childhood, school, family homes, prisons, accommodation and community settings. She has authored and developed a number of insightful books and apps, including America’s National Parenting Publications Award Winner ‘Taking CHARGE of my Rainbow of Emotions’. She has recently developed an innovative App and Book Series, ‘Behaviour Zen’.

Behaviour Zen aims to systematically guide educators, parents and professionals to assess- prevent- manage challenging emotional and behavioural responses in individuals with Anxiety Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Please visit www.behaviourzen.com So come along to hear a range of practical and interactive workshops that provide an expert blend of information, skills and strategies that will educate, empower and enable you to be the CHANGE in the lives of the people you support. Please visit www.behaviourzen.com for more information.

Course Outline
  • Defining challenging behaviours
  • Types of challenging behaviours
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model
  • Common cognitive distortions encountered with students with developmental disabilities in educational settings
  • Implementing CBT in educational settings by using the Taking CHARGE toolbelt
  • Taking CHARGE toolbelt components (Chat, Helpful thinking, Amusement, Relaxation, Good routine and exercise tools)
  • Creating the taking CHARGE toolbelt
  • Implementing the CHARGE toolbelt
  • Teaching skills to support the use of CHARGE toolbelt to regulate emotions, develop social skills, solve problems and respond appropriately to challenging situations
Course Objectives
  • Define challenging behaviour
  • Describe the types of challenging behaviours
  • To learn about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • To understand the benefits of incorporating CBT into the classroom
  • How to use the 'Taking CHARGE toolbelt' to develop their student’s emotional regulation sills, social skills, problem solving skills and appropriate behavioural response skills to challenging situations
Who Can Benefit?

Special needs educators, parents and professionals

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
14 Aug 2020 280
Normal Till Full 330