H for Hyperactivity: Positive Behaviour Support

It is normal for children to be active and some children are more active than others. Whilst most children over time learn how to calm their body when instructed to or required to stop so that they can engage in an activity, children with hyperactivity struggle.

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Hyperactivity involves the child engaging in excessive motor activity. For example, appearing to be constantly on the go, running or climbing in situations where it is inappropriate, difficulty remaining seating, fidgeting or talking excessively. Having to constantly guide a child’s hyperactivity is stressful and wearing.

Based on the evidence-based Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach this user-friendly guide, H for Hyperactivity will help you develop a comprehensive PBS plan step-by-step:

  • How to identify the reasons for the hyperactive behaviour (assess),
  • How to respond when the hyperactive behaviour occurs (manage), and
  • How to help the child learn positive ways of behaving and managing their emotions (prevent).

Use the practical tools (checklists, forms and strategies) provided to develop comprehensive PBS plans that can be used to support children of all ages consistently in all contexts. This invaluable resource is useful for parents, caregivers, educators in childcare, early childhood, primary and secondary schools, disability, mental health, allied health and supervisory professionals.

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