Presentation on theme: "Challenging behaviour systems in practice"— Presentation transcript:
1 Challenging behaviour systems in practice Dr Clare CaugheyIntensive support co-ordinatorTor Bank School, Dundonald
2 Background 160 pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties Intensive support within TBSChallenges faced?Increasing complexity of needRange and severity of challenging behaviour presentedMental health & emotional wellbeingStaff stresses
3 Individualised and bespoke Whole School and Ethos Early intervention- Mums and TotsCrocus Project & home visitsParent trainingFamily support drop in behaviour clinicEntitlements clinicCollaborative practice meetings and IEP target setting½ termly multi-disciplinary support meetingsSensory diet and Sensory circuits provisionStaff training and development (including non-classroom based staff)Overarching attachment aware ethos and nurture provisionPeer support consultationStaff welfare and wellbeing including critical incident stress debriefingObservation and traditional Behaviourist approachesIndividual therapies such as counselling, CBT, Relaxation, social skillsCreative therapeutic approaches:Play therapy, Music therapy, Art therapy, Aromatherapy & beauty, Animal Assisted TherapiesIndividualised and bespokeWhole School and EthosHome/School liaisonMulti-disciplinary collaboration
4 A case study“Conor”- A 12 year old boy with ADHD and learning difficultiesTransferred from another school, higher cognitive abilityReferred for behaviour supportHow did this support take shape?Peer support panelRecommendations- sensory circuits, behavioural recommendations,Multi-disciplinary discussion, medical reviewOnward referral for ASD diagnosisReview- play therapies, behaviour contract, video modelling
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