Understanding and supporting the behaviour needs of complex and ‘hard to reach’ children!

speech and language difficulties This course is a tailored session designed to build on staff knowledge, empathy and understanding of children presenting with challenging or ‘complex behaviours’ falling under the umbrella of autism spectrum including ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Oppositional Defiance Disorder and undiagnosed emotional and behavioural difficulties. Focuses on de-escalation techniques.

Considers why traditional Behaviour Management techniques may not work for this group of pupils and encourage thinking outside the box!
A great session to end the current or start the new academic year!!!

Perfect for supporting those harder to reach pupils, reducing the need for SLT involvement in lunchtime behaviour, giving confidence and control to support staff.

For Lunchtime Supervisors, Support staff or anyone supporting pupils during ‘unstructured times’

Session includes:

  • Background to conditions- strengths, needs, areas of challenge.
  • Causes and functions of challenging behaviour.
  • Sensory needs, the sensory environment and sensory overload.
  • ‘Lack of flexible thinking’ and ‘Theory of Mind’ and their role in escalating behaviour.
  • Language, communication and body language in managing behaviour.
  • The ‘anger cycle’ and ‘energy curve’ and its impact on intervention.
  • Strategies and support- planning ahead, structure and routine, ignoring, distraction, giving space and reward systems.

Session includes:

*Marie is happy to separate the sessions to suit staffing and timetabling arrangements or accommodate staff from across Federated schools and Multi-Academy Trusts e.g. sessions split into 2 X 2-hour slots.

*Sessions will always be tailored to the needs of the audience and will always include a discussion with the organiser regarding specific conditions/ behaviours/ environments within the setting.

*However, the training can include an in-school/setting observation for £40 to allow additional focus and make it truly bespoke.

Next available course:

To book Marie to deliver this course please call us on 01527 452430 or click here

‘Brilliant planning, research and delivery of the session. Marie was friendly and approachable and I’ll be embedding as much as possible the strategies suggested into my work with identified children’

Training Feedback April 2017

Course locations: Our training centre is based in Studley, Warwickshire, close to Redditch and the M42 with access across the West Midlands. We can deliver this course at our satellite centres in Worcester, Kidderminster & Sutton Coldfield. We are also delivering directly with settings in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Rugby, Evesham, Redditch and across the West Midlands. And with others from as far afield as Oxford, Northampton, Luton, Nottingham and Milton Keynes.

This course can be delivered either at a venue with social distancing restrictions in place, or alternatively, remotely via Zoom, to meet the needs of the setting.

Discounts are available for group bookings.

For more information see our Training FAQs section.

Did you know that this course can be customised to your settings requirements. Visit our bespoke courses page for more information.

To book this course please call us on 01527 452430 or click here