Positive Behaviour Support Strategies for Students with Anxious Behaviour

Positive Behaviour Support Strategies for Students with Anxious Behaviours: A Step by Step Guide to Assessing, Managing and Preventing Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties provides templates, banks of practical strategies and a framework for developing a behaviour support plan so that all staff supporting a child can respond to challenging behaviours effectively and efficiently in a planned, safe and least disruptive manner. This book will educate, empower and enable you to help your child learn positive ways of behaving and managing their emotions, so they can spend more time learning and developing, and you can spend more time doing what you do best: teaching.

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Anxiety can present in many ways. For one student it maybe that they cry and resist being separated from a parent. Another student may ask you lots of questions, or repeatedly ask you for assurance that he or she is answering a question correctly. Whereas another student may obsessively worry about the weather.

Supporting students who exhibit such behaviours can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed, unprepared and unsure on how to respond. If any of this sounds familiar, then you have come to the right place. This book will provide you with a roadmap developed from the evidenced based approach of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) to help you guide the student with an Anxiety disorder or who exhibit anxious behaviours learn positive ways of behaving, managing their emotions and reaching their full potential. This invaluable resource is useful for teachers, parents, early childhood educators, support staff, and mental health, allied health and supervisory professionals.

Dolly Bhargava, is a Speech Pathologist and she has also completed a master’s degree in special education. She works with children, adolescents and adults with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in a variety of settings such as schools, accommodation, post school options, supported employment and prisons. Many of the individuals she supports have experienced abuse, neglect, family disharmony, repeated bullying, suffer from drug and alcohol addiction.

She has seen first-hand how hard it can be for parents, teachers, support workers and other professionals to deal with the challenges of supporting individuals with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Dolly became convinced that the key to empowering and enabling this support depended on an expert blend of information, skills and responses; a kind of toolbox that would empower people with the knowledge, ideas and resources to support the individual positively. Through her consultancy, resources, face to face and online training services she helps provide people with the roadmap to guide the individual learn positive ways of behaving and managing their emotions.