Understanding Behaviour: Supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Autism Queensland
Autism Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision for a life of participation, opportunity and choice for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Description

Behaviour is a form of communication. Though a person may not be saying words, it is clear through their behaviour and body language that they are telling us something.

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often take longer to learn how to speak. Often those who can speak do not have the skills to explain ‘in the moment’ what they are thinking or what is concerning them.

This module examines behaviour and why behaviour can be different for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and how educators can support children through positive behaviour support strategies.

This module provides an understanding of:

  • why behaviour occurs
  • how to understand certain behaviour
  • some of the differences in development that children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) often experience, and
  • how to be pro-active with strategies individualised to the child to support positive behaviour.

This module will take an estimated 60 minutes to complete.

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