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LIVE WEBCAST: Behaviour and Emotion Management for Children and Adolescents with ASD 11 June 2021

$195.00 $175.00

Friday 11th June, 2021 – 9.30am – 4.00pm    Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST – Brisbane)

Earlybird price til Friday 28th May, 2021

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.

Who will benefit?

  • Teachers, teacher aides, SEDU staff, school administration staff
  • Mental health professionals, including psychologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, counsellors, GPs, paediatricians and psychiatrists
  • Parents, carers and family members who support a child or adolescent with ASD

You will also receive:

  • Access to the presentation for 60 days following the live event
  • A Live Chat Room for Q&A with Tony & Michelle throughout the day
  • Downloadable Handouts to complement the course
  • Certificate of Attendance

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Description

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.

See trailer below for more information on content for the day. (Please note that the topics for the live webcast and the online pre-recorded course are the same.)

About the speakers

Prof. Tony Attwood PhD is an internationally recognised clinical psychologist, educator, and author. Recently featured on ABC’s Australian Story, Tony is one of the world’s foremost authorities on autism. His book Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals is an international best seller and seminal in the field.

 

Dr Michelle Garnett PhD is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for 27 years. In 2005 she founded Minds & Hearts, a now internationally recognised Clinic. Her research has informed understanding of early detection, the female profile and the importance of good mental health. She has co-authored six highly regarded books on autism, including a seminal work with Barb Cook on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism.

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

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 will I be able to do as a result of taking this course?

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.

 

Who will benefit?

  • Teachers, teacher aides, SEDU staff, school administration staff
  • Other professionals
  • Parents, carers and family members who support a child or adolescent with ASD to attend school

Discounts/Cancellation/Refund Policy Australia

Please Note: The quickest and easiest way to book is online.

Discount: If you are a full time student requiring a discount please enquire about our student rate and send in a photocopy of your student ID card or if you are facing hardship please email events@attwoodandgarnettevents.com to apply for a discount.

For Cancellations: Up to 7 days notice payment will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. At less than 7 days notice there will be no refund, but a credit note with Attwood and Garnett Events for future events, minus $50, will be issued. Attendance is fully transferable.