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Certificate In Behaviour Interventions And Understanding Complex Needs

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The course is open to Special Needs Assistants, carers, childcare workers, healthcare workers, social care workers, social workers, parents, teachers and anyone with an interest in the subject area.

This workshop series is especially designed to help those working in challenging behaviours to develop an awareness of where those behaviours may be stemming from and the purpose they serve, and what they are likely to encounter during the course of their work.

This course is priced at €25 per workshop, which can be paid in full or weekly. Run over 5 weeks these 2.5 hour workshops will equip learners with a range of skills and strategies to support their person during their school or work hours.

You will receive an accredited CPD certificate in Behaviour Interventions and Understanding Complex Needs upon completion of the full workshop series.

Pay by Installment

We have the option for you to spread the cost of this online course by offering an installment plan. The first installment of €25 is due when booking and you will be charged €25 for the following 4 weeks. When booking, please indicate your preferred start date.

If you wish to avail of this installment plan, please click the following link:

The workshop series consists of:

Workshop 1 – Autism Awareness – A Brief Overview

Topics covered:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder – the medical model & biopsychosocial model
  • Asperger’s Syndrome – the medical model & an Aspie perspective
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance
  • Neurodiversity
  • Stimming
  • Diagnosis & Early Intervention

Workshop 2 – Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

Topics covered:

  • SPD & the Medical Model
  • SPD & The environment
  • Our senses and emotions
  • Sensory Overload
  • Strategies for sensory overload avoidance & management

Workshop 3 – Visual Strategies, Interventions and Supports

Topics covered:

  • Interventions – pro’s & cons
  • Supports – what is your role?
  • Visuals – what are they and how do we use them?

Workshop 4 – Challenging Perspectives on Behaviour, Self-Care and Self-Reflective Practice

Topics Covered:

  • Behaviour, inappropriate & challenging
  • Perceptions on behaviour
  • Our values & belief system
  • Behaviour Theory
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Reflective Practice

Workshop 5 – Identifying and Managing Problematic Behaviour & Crisis Situations

Topics Covered:

  • Identifying Problematic Behaviour
  • Identifying the cause and purpose behind the behaviour
  • Preparing a Behaviour Support Plan
  • Scenarios
  • What to do when crisis occurs
  • After crisis

Next Available Course Start Dates:

Tuesday September 7th from 7pm to 9.30pm and each Tuesday for 5 weeks.

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