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Understanding and supporting children with Complex Needs

January 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MBK Training

Understanding and supporting the behaviour needs of complex and ‘hard to reach’ children!

Understanding and supporting the behaviour needs of complex and ‘hard to reach’ children! This course is a tailored session designed to build on staff knowledge, empathy and understanding of children presenting with challenging or ‘complex behaviours’ falling under the umbrella of autism spectrum including ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Oppositional Defiance Disorder and undiagnosed emotional and behavioural difficulties. Focuses on de-escalation techniques.

Considers why traditional Behaviour Management techniques may not work for this group of pupils and encourage thinking outside the box!
A great session to end the current or start the new academic year!!!

Perfect for supporting those harder to reach pupils, reducing the need for SLT involvement in lunchtime behaviour, giving confidence and control to support staff.

For Lunchtime Supervisors, Support staff or anyone supporting pupils during ‘unstructured times’

Session includes:

  • Background to conditions- strengths, needs, areas of challenge.
  • Causes and functions of challenging behaviour.
  • Sensory needs, the sensory environment and sensory overload.
  • ‘Lack of flexible thinking’ and ‘Theory of Mind’ and their role in escalating behaviour.
  • Language, communication and body language in managing behaviour.
  • The ‘anger cycle’ and ‘energy curve’ and its impact on intervention.
  • Strategies and support- planning ahead, structure and routine, ignoring, distraction, giving space and reward systems.

Session includes:

*Marie is happy to separate the sessions to suit staffing and timetabling arrangements or accommodate staff from across Federated schools and Multi-Academy Trusts e.g. sessions split into 2 X 2-hour slots.

*Sessions will always be tailored to the needs of the audience and will always include a discussion with the organiser regarding specific conditions/ behaviours/ environments within the setting.

*However, the training can include an in-school/setting observation for £40 to allow additional focus and make it truly bespoke.

‘Brilliant planning, research and delivery of the session. Marie was friendly and approachable and I’ll be embedding as much as possible the strategies suggested into my work with identified children’

Training Feedback April 2017

We are currently delivering our courses via Zoom Live. We use a lot of different methods to make sure courses are as interactive as possible and do expect delegates to have cameras on and sound on when required. We also request that you take part in the feedback on our courses in order that we can improve our services every time. We provide individual certificates for all of our courses.

Did you know you can book this Understanding and supporting Children with Complex Needs training course directly? We can deliver to either your individual setting or to a group of settings arranged by yourself. To find out more about this then please either Call us on 01527 452430, Contact Us or book the course direct in our Shop

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January 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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United Kingdom


MBK Group


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