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Behaviour management

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tania gomez

on 20 November 2012

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Transcript of Behaviour management

- Housekeeping
- About your trainer
- What did you want to get out of today?
- Main behaviours that challenge you
- Looking past the behaviour
- Minimising the behaviour
- Role of environment
- Labels
- 10 techniques to try Behaviour Managment What did you want to get out of today? About your trainer Housekeeping What situations do you struggle to control?

What information would help? A little bit about me Looking beyond behaviour Why do children exhibit challenging behaviours?

Why is it important to know underlying reasons?

What are some situations you would expect a child to act out What theory tells us Children act out or 'misbehave' as a way
to express their feelings, emotions or as a coping mechanism.

Children who haven't learnt to self regulate or
learnt an acceptable way to deal with emotions may act out as their only known way to communicate Reasons for challenging behaviour For attention
Wanting to belong
Lack of confident
Feeling unwell
Upset by changes
New situations
Testing limits
Because it works
Feeling unloved How can you prevent behaviour Understand the underlying issues
Take baby steps and set realistic goals
Build a relationship and trust with the child
Involve the parents where possible
Set limits that are Reliable, Consistent and predictable at the centre/ service What is the role of the Enviroment
Enviroments can provoke challenging behaviour This can include:
Over stimulation
Under stimulation
Experiences not age appropriate
Set up of area Predictable, Reliable and consistent caregiving Predicatable - The child knows what is coming next. Routines assist here. This builds trust and a sense of control for the child
Reliable - The child can build a sense of trust around knowing that the expectation is always the same
Consistent - The same expectations from all staff in the service, the same outcome will occur. The impact of the Educator Expectations unclear or not consistent
Expectations not age appropriate
Unrealistic expectations
Inappropriate role modeling Labeling children Children will live up to the labels you give them and expectations you impose Techniques to try 1. Ignore behaviour that is undesired and praise desired behaviour
2. Consistent limits, Predictable routine and Relaible caregivers
3. Discover underlying cause and deal with this. Track or time sample to assist with this.
4. Teach appropriate ways to deal with emotions
5. Label emotions and accept how children feel Techniques to try 6. Give choices and ensure your language is clear and positive
7. Visual aids - especially for additional needs
8. Visual represenations or cues for routine times
9. Redirect behaviour
10. evaluate the physical enviroment and see if this is working A word on positive language Human brains dont process negatives
Builds rapport and trust
Gives clear expectations on what is expected
Role models appropriate language How could you manage this situation? Simon is five years old and was held back from attending school last year. He has been at the service for many years and has become aggressive and uncooperative with staff and children.

- What could the underlying issue be?
- How you could you respond? How could you manage this situation? Neha is three years old and parents have recently separated. She spends three days with her father and 4 days a week with her mother. Neha has three older siblings that are in foster care and she doesn't see often. There was a history of Domestic violence previously. Neha has been in your care for three weeks and refuses to follow any directions you give. She often has tantrums that become very violent.

- What could the underlying issue be?
- How you could you respond? Questions?
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