Understanding behaviour: Supporting children with autism spectrum disorder

$45.00$40.50 Member Price

Behaviour is a form of communication. Even if a person isn’t saying words, their behaviour and body language can show what they might be thinking or feeling.

Children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder often take longer to learn how to speak, so it can be difficult for them to fully express themselves. Sometimes, the ones who can speak may not have the skills to explain ‘in the moment’ what they are thinking or what is concerning them. It is therefore important for educators to understand behaviour and the meaning behind particular behaviours.

This course examines behaviour and how it can be different for children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It also explains how educators can guide children through positive behaviour-support strategies and advocate for children with additional needs.

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In this course, participants will:

  • explore why certain behaviours occur
  • learn how to understand certain behaviours
  • discover some of the differences in development that children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder can experience
  • uncover pro-active strategies to support individual children’s positive behaviour and advocate for children with additional needs.

Understanding Behaviour: Supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder will contribute 1 hour of  PD addressing standard 3.5.2 and 7.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Autism Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision for a life of participation, opportunity and choice for people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is the state’s longest serving and most experienced agency in providing specialised support services for people of all ages living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. These services include the delivery of early intervention, education and training as well as therapy and respite care.


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Course Duration

60 Minutes