Positive Behaviour Support

Blogs on positive behaviour support strategies.

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Strategies to build and maintain a positive, supportive school culture

Jessica Bates is the Principal at Beldon Education Support Centre. She has twenty years of education experience bringing Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approaches into a whole school setting.

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Jessica Bates

Pathways to Expression: Developing Communication Skills of Pre-Intentional and Intentional Communicators

Uncover effective strategies to enhance communication skills in students with profound intellectual disabilities for enriched learning experiences.

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Supporting children in a classroom with a curriculum adapted for students with ADHD

Empowering Learners: Differentiating the curriculum for students with ADHD

Explore effective strategies for differentiating curriculum for students with ADHD. This comprehensive guide covers key techniques such as multisensory instruction, active learning, task chunking, visual organisation, individualised support, and more. Gain insights into creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for students with ADHD.

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Supporting children in a classroom with a curriculum adapted for students with ADHD

An Insight into Non-Verbal Communication: An Interview with Alex Gibbon

Today, we delve into a compelling narrative of resilience, humour, and advocacy, unveiling the life of Alex Gibbon - a non-binary comedian who navigates life using non-verbal communication.

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Writing SMARTER Individualised Education Plans to help students best achieve their goals

By creating SMARTER goals, you can ensure your students are set up for success and enable them to reach their potential. This article outlines the strategies you can employ to create SMARTER goals in your student’s IEP.

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Individualised education plan with SMARTER goals

What is Mental Illness and How Does it Impact Behaviour?

Mental illness impacts how we think, feel and behave in daily life. For some individuals with mental illness may increase the likelihood of challenging behaviour incidents. By understanding mental illness it can give insight into the significant psychological disruption which creates significant challenges which then drives the emotional and behavioural difficulties. This short article looks at the relationship between mental illness, psychosocial disability and behaviour patterns.

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The Benefits of Play

The benefits of play are many and varied. Giving children, and adults, time to play is an essential part of growing up and life. This blog article discusses what play is and illustrates play’s six key benefits with examples.

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Happy playful child is painting (a form of play that can help with fine motor skills and creativity)

Minimising Classroom Distractions for Students with ADHD

Children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can get easily distracted by internal and external stimuli. There are simple strategies we can use to help support students with ADHD.

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How to Use Visual Aids to Support Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Learn about how visual aids are a really effective way to empower children with Autism Spectrum Disorder communicate, learn and develop independence with examples and resources of various visual systems you can use at home, community or in the classroom.

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What is Positive Behaviour Support?

PBS is a framework for developing and delivering person centered interventions that aim to improve quality of life. This blog explores the origins of PBS, what lies at the core of the framework and practical advice on how to use the assess, manage, prevent cycle.

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Positive Behaviour Support framework graphic showing the three parts: assess, manage and prevent.

Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is enhanced with a few small modifications to your teaching strategies. This blog explores the five most effective teaching strategies for teachers and care givers supporting children with ASD in the classroom as well as examples.

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Boy in classroom using a visual aid as a strategy for teaching children with autism spectrum disorder

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Plan in 5 Easy Steps

Straight forward guidance on how to create a Positive Behaviour Support Plan in five easy steps. Positive behaviour support plans help children have better classroom behaviour by better communicating a set of consistent and positive expectations they can relate to.

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