Behaviour and Emotion Management for Children and Adolescents with ASD

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Behaviour and Emotion Management for Children and Adolescents with ASD
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Available for 30 days On-Demand

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often struggle to understand and express emotions, resulting in high levels of anxiety, stress, anger and/or depression.

Conventional strategies that encourage emotion management for typical children do not seem to be as effective with those who have an ASD. The child’s quality of life, self-esteem and well-being will be influenced by their ability to manage emotions and difficulties with emotion management can lead to being suspended and having a notoriety that will affect the attitude of teachers and peers as well as the attitude of the child to themselves.

Through several decades of working with children and adolescents with ASD and their families and schools, Michelle and Tony have discovered, developed and evaluated emotion management strategies based on Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that have proven to be effective in assisting children with ASD to learn about, and manage, their emotions from anxiety to love.

By the end of the course participants will be able to understand the reasons children and adolescents with autism commonly experience strong emotions (for e.g. anxiety, anger and depression), how these strong emotions present behaviourally, and how to effectively manage strong emotions.

 

ON-DEMAND COURSE

  • Presented by Dr Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett
  • 30 days to complete the course
  • 5 hours 45 minutes broken into 4 sessions
  • Downloadable PDF handouts supplied
  • Certificate of completion
  • $230.00 per person

Learn how to anticipate, navigate and manage the behaviour and emotions of children and adolescents on the spectrum.

Who will benefit?

All education professionals including Teachers, Teacher Aides, SENCOs, Learning Support Co-ordinators, School Principals, Counsellors, RTLBs, and administrative staff. Other education and health service providers including Speech Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physio Therapists, Psychologists, Paediatricians, Mental Health Workers, Support Workers, and Families.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand why children and adolescents with ASD have emotion management difficulties.
  • Recognise how anxiety presents behaviourally for a child or adolescent with ASD.
  • Gain strategies to manage intense anger in a child with ASD.
  • Know how to deal with challenging behaviour.
  • Understand and support strategies to assist a child or adolescent with ASD to overcome depression.
  • Utilise anxiety management strategies to assist a child with ASD to feel calmer at school.

By the end of the course participants will be able to understand the reasons children and adolescents with autism commonly experience strong emotions (for e.g. anxiety, anger and depression), how these strong emotions present behaviourally, and how to effectively manage strong emotions.

Module breakdown:

Module 1:

Focus: Understanding the behaviour and emotion management problems of autism

Objective: Participants will be able to understand the potential reasons behind emotion management problems and challenging behaviour for children and teenagers with autism. Participants can generate hypotheses about why the individual is dysregulated or defiant and use their hypotheses to inform their behavioural plan.

Module 2:

Focus: Recognising anxiety and anger, how both emotions often underpin behaviour problems in autism and how to manage anger and anxiety in the classroom and beyond.

Objectives: Participants will be able to recognise high levels of anxiety in their autistic individuals, and the triggers for this anxiety. Participants will be able to establish clear expectations of pro-social behaviour, including those on the autism spectrum. Participants will be able to understand and begin to plan to implement strategies to manage children experiencing high levels of anxiety.

Module 3:

Focus: Explicitly teaching about emotions and social awareness in the classroom and beyond.

Objective: Participants can recognise the early signs of escalating behaviour in individuals with autism. Participants can explicitly teach social and emotional awareness in the classroom and beyond.

Module 4:

Focus: Preventing and managing violent or potentially violent episodes.

Objectives: Participants will have a plan to implement strategies for preventing and managing violent or potentially violent episodes with individuals.

What others have said about our Online Courses:

“I have done a few different online courses recently but none of them compare to the professionally delivered courses by Creating Success. Tony and Michelle’s delivery is brilliant. I learnt so much and was engaged the whole duration of the course.” (Angelique – Auckland)

“Thank you so much for providing these training opportunities. Hands down the BEST online course I have done.” (Jennifer – Napier)

“Michelle and Tony have such wonderful compassion and the way they present their information makes it so easy to watch. The 6 hour course went so fast I’m going to register for the other courses as well.” (Jan – New Plymouth)

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