Alma Carroll has been working with children on the Autism Spectrum for 20 years. Alma works as a Behavioural Specialist at the Shine Centre in Cork having previously held the position of Deputy Manager of the Shine Early Intervention Unit. Alma also worked in an ABA school for 7 years where she received extensive training in Applied Behaviour Analysis and held the position of Supervising Class Teacher. Alma holds a degree from University College Cork in Psychology and Sociology and holds a Post Grad in Social Science from the Open University. She is currently completing a Higher Diploma in Coaching Psychology in UCC. Alma has also completed courses in PECS, Lámh and Occupational Therapy. Alma has a particular interest in Behaviour Management and lectures on both Early Intervention and Behaviour Management on the Autism Studies course in the College of Commerce. She also delivers workshops on Behaviour Management in Autism for parents and educators and Autism Awareness workshops for companies and organisations in Cork.
These Behaviour presentations give an insight into why people with autism can behave differently. The reasons why challenging behaviours occur and the functions of these behaviours are defined and explained. Practical ways of analysing behaviour are discussed and demonstrated. Examples of behaviours are presented and interventions for each of the functions of behaviour are examined.
Part 1: Understanding Behaviour
Part 2: Causes of Behaviour:
Part 3: How to change Behaviour
Part 4: Functions of Behaviour
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