Understanding Challenging Behaviour - POPARD Super-workshop

Overview

POPARD super‑workshops are open to all BC School District and Independent School personnel.

The characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often manifest in challenging behaviour, causing school support personnel much distress as they struggle to understand and address the behaviors. Thankfully, there is a large evidence-base of effective instructional strategies to support positive behaviour in children and teens with ASD. This 2-day introductory super-workshop will prepare you to answer questions such as: For what reasons does challenging behaviour occur? How can I find out why my student is engaging in such behaviour? How can I limit the likelihood of challenging behaviour, both before it has occurred and after? Participants will walk away having learned how to begin planning to make improvements in the challenging behaviour displayed by the students in their classrooms.

Objectives

Learning Outcomes - participants will:

  • Understand the terms behaviour and challenging behaviour
  • Identify examples and non-examples of behaviours
  • Develop operational definitions of target behaviours
  • Understand how the environment influences challenging behaviour
  • Identify examples of antecedents, behaviours, and consequences from descriptions of challenging behaviour
  • Differentiate between setting events and antecedents
  • List the four main functions that behaviours serve and understand why it is important to determine the function prior to intervention
  • Discuss how to use ABC data collection to determine the function of behaviour
  • Give examples of class-wide and individual antecedent and reinforcement strategies
  • Practice adapting a task for an individual student
  • Use an intervention plan template to create an antecedent intervention for a student they know
  • Create a plan for a token economy for an individual student or classroom
  • Define replacement behaviours and identify appropriate skills to teach using case studies
  • Discriminate between punishment and extinction
  • Discuss the pitfalls of using punishment procedures
  • Develop datasheets using a case study
  • Identify the components of a competing pathway diagram
  • Develop a competing pathway diagram, identify appropriate interventions, and detail the components of the interventions

SuperWorkshop Format

This is a 2-day workshop and typically runs from 830am to 4pm. Both days include a combination of content/knowledge and hands-on activities.

Who Should Attend This SuperWorkshop?

This workshop is appropriate for K-12 classroom teachers, resource teachers, learning support teachers, case-managers, and other professionals who are not yet familiar with assessment and intervention of challenging behaviour. The workshop is particularly beneficial for those who can attend as a school team (e.g., the classroom teacher, case manager, and EAs for a student with challenging behaviour).

Registration details

POPARD super‑workshops are open to all BC School District and Independent School personnel. Click HERE to choose a workshop session.