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How do you cope when presented with a child who is persistently defiant, argumentative, irritable and presents as needing to be in control of everything – to the extent that seriously interferes with day to day life?
Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) are diagnoses that can describe such behaviour. This short training session seeks to explore behaviours linked to these diagnoses so that parents and professionals can have a better understanding of why and how they occur.
The course will explore the recommended strategies for supporting and ways to manage when faced with these challenging behaviours.
There will be opportunities for Q and A throughout with handouts mailed providing links and signposting to further information for those who wish to explore further.
Your trainer is
Tracy Mapp MSc ABA (Intellectual Developmental Disability) BA (Hons) Fine Art, PGCE, QTLS
Tracy has a comprehensive background in the fields of Behaviour Management, Autism and Precision Teaching with extensive experience working with teenagers and young people. She has taught adults in teacher education and learning support qualifications and has designed and delivered training to education professionals. Tracy has the experience of a decade of work with vulnerable young people, young offenders and adolescents with Special Educational Needs and behaviour that challenge.
As a qualified teacher, Tracy worked for many years within alternative education, both teaching at and managing a SEN Pupil Referral Unit which supported and educated some of the most challenging and disengaged students in Kent, as well as managing a county-wide virtual learning education provision for learners with autism and severe social phobias. She has developed robust systems for tracking the progress of groups of learners from differing starting points and is experienced in assessing learners and establishing baselines with which to develop targets from, in both academic, social skill and emotional wellbeing areas.
More recently, Tracy has worked as a specialist autism lecturer providing 1-1 academic and pastoral support to students including developing desensitisation plans for anxiety and using cognitive behavioural approaches to help build confidence and self esteem. In this role Tracy also advised course lecturers on best practice and provided college-wide training on autism.