Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning, and Challenging Behaviours
Credit Hours (CEC)
Autism - Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning, and Challenging Behaviours
Early rate expires 11/17/2022
In-person events follow local guidelines for gathering. This workshop will transition to a virtual event should COVID restrictions limit in-person gatherings. Please call CTRI before booking flight/hotel room.
- Have a basic understanding of behavioural principles
- Understand how to identify the function of challenging behaviours
- Identify best approaches for a variety of challenging behaviours
- Describe steps for assessment, emotion identification, and replacement skills
- List cognitive strategies for working with anxiety in individuals with autism
- Create a learning plan with clear goals, appropriate task breakdown structure, and objective criteria
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, delivered electronically.
Some of the Topics Included
- Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Different Approaches: Behavioural, Sensorimotor, Developmental, Biomedical
- Keys to Effective Interactions
- Strategies for Challenging Behaviours
- Determining the Function of Behaviour
- Mapping Out a Plan: Structures and Systems
- Understanding Anxiety and Autism
- How to be a Support in Self-Regulation
- Strategies for Hyposensitivity and Hypersensitivity
- Physical Self-Regulation Strategies
- Emotional Awareness and Self-Regulation
- Best Practices and Strategies for Learning
- Choosing Effective Learning Goals
- Special Considerations for Higher-Functioning Individuals
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, parents, and anyone seeking a better understanding of autism.
Trainer: Paula Hutchinson
Paula is an enthusiastic educator, trainer and evaluation consultant. She has worked in clinical, school and community-based settings in the areas of mental health, (dis)Ability, and challenging behaviour with individuals, families and health profession teams. Paula believes that everyone, regardless of their diagnosis or abilities, has the right to experience a meaningful life free from barriers and stigma. And that only by working together to create sustainable solutions, can individuals, families, professionals and communities ensure that supports, services and policies are responsive and effective for all. As a facilitator, she brings her knowledge of adult education and learning principles to provide an engaging, practical and interactive workshop experience.