LIVE WEBCAST: Emotion Management for Children and Adolescents with Autism
Friday 13th November, 2020 – 9.30am – 4.00pm
NB: Completing this course will contribute to 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and QLD Registered PD addressing 4.3.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW and QLD.
Children and adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have difficulty with the comprehension, expression and regulation of emotions, resulting in high levels of anxiety, stress, anger and/or depression and subsequent effects on family, teachers, friends and peers. 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 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 and affection.
The presentation is for Parents, Carers and Family Members, Health and Educational Professionals.
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 to apply for a discount.
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- 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
What will I be able to do as a result of attending this webcast?
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.
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 and Founder of Minds & Hearts, a clinic specialising in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Michelle has co-authored four books on ASD. Her most recent book with Barb Cook is a seminal work on the female presentation, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. She has co-authored three books with Tony on emotion management for children and adolescents.
Cancellation/Refund Policy Australia
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.