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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Behaviour Management in the Classroom

Behaviours of concern are less likely to occur when the classroom is structured to maximise success for the students. The relationships between staff and students, and the use of powerful reinforcement systems, are also critical. This workshop will address the physical structure of the classroom, the use of visual supports, establishing relationships, and implementing reinforcement systems. The classroom as a whole will be considered, but individual differences between students will also be assessed.

This evidence-informed workshop is designed to increase the participant’s understanding of the process of establishing an effective learning environment to reduce the likelihood of behaviours of concern.

Dates:3 Jun 2022 (Fri)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Amanda Reed, BAppSc (Speech Pathology), MA (Applied Linguistics)

Amanda is a speech pathologist and behaviour support practitioner based in regional New South Wales, Australia. Her passionate interest for over 40 years has been neurodiversity, particularly those individuals who are diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. Amanda has sought to better understand those who are differently wired and to support these individuals to achieve a better quality of life.

Amanda has worked in various educational settings, both mainstream and specialist. She has also taught and supervised speech pathology undergraduate students, primarily in paediatric speech and language development and disorders. For the past 20 years, Amanda has facilitated workshops and seminars internationally on a range of topics relating to autism. She has also presented at numerous conferences, both in Australia and overseas. The main areas in which Amanda has developed expertise are:

  • Communication in Autism - Differences and Supports
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • The Impact of Communication Differences on Behaviour
  • Individualised Support
  • Determining the Function of Behaviour to Guide Support

While regularly facilitating workshops and seminars, Amanda has continued to work directly with individuals on the autism spectrum. She has supported children, teenagers and young adults with varying profiles and differences. Amanda’s knowledge sharing is informed both by evidence and by her clinical experience.

Course Outline
  1. Definitions of behaviours of concern and behaviour “management”
  2. Factors which contribute to behaviours of concern
  3. Establishing relationships to facilitate trust and respect
  4. Visual supports to enhance learning
  5. Designing the physical structure of the classroom
  6. Powerful reinforcement systems
  7. Whole class versus individual students
  8. Q & A
Course Objectives

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define behaviour of concern and behaviour “management”
  • List factors which contribute to behaviours of concern
  • Describe the components which contribute to positive relationships
  • Define visual supports and list different types of visual
  • Design the physical structure of a classroom
  • Define reinforcement and describe possible reinforcement systems
  • Identify considerations for individual students versus the whole class
Who Can Benefit?

This workshop is appropriate for parents, teachers(early interventionists and learning support), support workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologist and psychologists.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
30 Apr 2022 300
Normal Till Full 350