Managing behaviour positively with Disabled Children and Young People – 1 day

It is not unusual for some disabled children to be described as “having challenging behaviour” a phrase that often has negative connotations. All behaviour is communication and for many disabled children and young people it is often by far the best form of communication available to them. Consequently some of this behaviour can be unusual, extreme and at times challenging.

This course enables participants to explore the origins and purpose of behaviour as well as the factors that influence it including their own words and actions. Behaviour patterns are often cyclical and participants have the opportunity to examine the nature of these and how to change them as well as develop strategies which enable children and young people to be supported to maximise social, leisure and learning opportunities.

This course can be tailored specifically for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.


This one day course aims to develop participants understanding of the function of behaviour that may be presented by disabled children and young people and enable them to identify and implement strategies to promote positive outcomes for all.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be offered the opportunity to:

  • understand the origins and functions of behaviour
  • understand the personal and environmental factors that impact on behaviour
  • understand the impact of your own values and behaviour on any given situation
  • understand how behavioural patterns can become entrenched
  • explore and develop personal and environmental strategies to support disabled children and young people with their behaviour
  • identify the key areas to be included in a behaviour support plan
  • understand the cyclical nature of behaviour and recognise the early warning signs of an escalation in more complex and potentially harmful behaviour