COVID-19 Update - workshop schedules postponed



Wednesday 17 June 20209:00 - 16:00Add to calendar

The Glen Hotel, 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains, QLD, 4113View map

TrainerDr Kaye Otten (USA)
CPD Hrs7
IncludesCatering, handbook and certificate

SUSPENDED: Pending further advice from the Government

Ready-to-Use Interventions for Challenging Students (Grades P-12)

Why do some student’s challenging behaviour continue and/or increase when the intention of well-meaning caregivers is the opposite?  

Individuals with pervasive and persistent challenging behaviour are often reinforced by the very things that are commonly used to attempt to decrease it. In addition, they often have underlying skill deficits that need to be directly taught and strengthened to fluency. To break the cycle of problem-punish-problem-punish, we need a different approach based on the behaviour science of that considers why the behaviour occurs or the possible function(s).   In order to do this all team members serving an individual need a clear understanding of underlying concepts of behaviour science (often surrounded with confusion) and how behaviour science can provide a multi-tiered systems of support framework for other approaches such as Trauma Informed Care and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  

In this practical workshop, a systematic approach based on the four foundational concepts of Instruction, Prevention, Reinforcement and Undesirable Consequences will be presented.  These foundational concepts and their accompanying strategies are applicable across all age ranges and professional settings offering anyone who interacts with people with challenging behavior (teachers, social workers, psychologists, parents etc) evidence based interventions to support and promote healthy behavioural, social and emotional development.  Main topics that will be addressed include:

  • Direct instruction interventions for teaching behaviour, social and emotional regulation skills needed to be successful in the 21st century such as effective coping skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, and self-management
  • Prevention techniques based on the potential antecedents to challenging behaviour and factors that contribute to its occurrence and maintenance
  • Specific strategies for building positive relationships with students and avoiding common pitfalls such as getting into power struggles and attempting to provide undesirable consequences that are not related, reasonable and/or respectful
  • De-escalation techniques that reduce unsafe behaviour and therefore the use of controversial and coercive approaches such as isolation, seclusion, and/or restraint
  • A template for a strength based, collaborative individualised support plan
  • Guidelines for working productively and in partnership with families and professionals from a variety of disciplines and theoretical frameworks.

Dr Kaye Otten is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Doctorate in Special Education specialising in emotional, behavioral, and autism spectrum disorders, a M.Ed. in Special Education with an endorsement in behavior disorders, and a B.A in Elementary Education and Child Development.  She serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Central Missouri and with The Mandt System, an international leader in crisis prevention and intervention.  Kaye has over twenty-five of experience in public and private schools as a general and special educator and consultant and has experience working with all ages, ability levels, and disability categories.  Kaye is the co-founder of Camp Encourage, a not for profit organization which provides one of the only overnight camps in the United States for children with autism spectrum disorders. She is the co-author of the incredibly popular How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior:  Practical Ready-To-Use Strategies that Work


Ticket typePrice (AUD)Quantity
Early Bird TicketSave 20%Available until 29 May 2020$315.00$249.00 incl GST
Standard TicketIncludes signed copy of Dr Otten's book. Collected at workshop.$315.00 incl GST