Erasmus+ Course

Classroom Management for challenging behaviors

The most prevalent use of applied behavior analysis (ABA) in special education classrooms is to treat behavioural difficulties among special needs pupils. However, the study of behavior analysis has spawned a slew of theories and precepts that are now widely used in education.

Inextricably linked to the considerable increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnoses among school-aged children that occurred in the mid-1990s is the tale of applied behavior analysis in education, which was initially introduced in the United States. Suddenly, classrooms were overrun with special needs children who had varying degrees of behavioural difficulties, affecting both their own education and that of others. A report (“Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General”) was produced at the end of the decade, establishing that ABA was one of the few scientifically valid treatments for autism. Parents and school authorities are increasingly coming to the conclusion that such interventions provide the best results for children.

Although ABA techniques are commonly utilized with children with ASD, they are also beneficial with special education students of all kinds, and are frequently employed in general education classrooms. This course is for teachers, professionals, and teaching assistants who work in both traditional and special education settings. Participants will gain a better understanding of autism and how to support students with ASD in the classroom.

Participants will also have a better understanding of the science of behavior and its applications in the classroom (ABA). The training will focus on positive reinforcement tactics that will assist participants in successfully managing problematic behaviors in not only children with ASD, but also the entire classroom. This seminar has much to offer education workers, from a general introduction of autism and ABA to more advanced topics including dealing with challenging behavior.

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