INSPIRE CHALLENGES CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR
Half-day conference on Tuesday 1st November 2016
Some children and adults, especially those with disabilities or learning difficulties can display behaviour, which may put themselves or others at risk. This is usually referred to as Challenging Behaviour. In some cases this behaviour prohibits the use of common social and community facilities, or a typical home life. Behaviour may include aggressiveness, self-injury or disruptive and destructive behaviours. Most of the time such behaviour is a result of underlying conditions, and the inability to communicate effectively.
It is important to learn about ‘good models of practice’ in addressing this obstacle so that we can better support these young individuals with challenging behaviour to reach their potential.
The Inspire Foundation, in collaboration with The Director of Research Autism & AT-Autism is organising a half-day conference on Tuesday 1st November 2016.
Both events are ideal for parents, educators, professionals, LSAs & anyone in contact with children or adults with challenging behaviour.
Hon. Evarist Bartolo MP – Minister for Education and Employment will be delivering an opening address for the conference and speakers include:
Richard Mills – Director of Research at Research Autism & AT-Autism
Dr. Michael McCreadie – HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
Dr. Rita Micallef – a Member of the Board of Trustees of Inspire and is also a consultant to the organisation.
Dr. Glynis Murphy – Professor of Clinical Psychology & Disability at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent
Katerina Laskaridou – Psychologist (BSc.MSc Child Development) and special education teacher (MEd Autism Children)
Dr. Damian Milton – Head of Autism Knowledge and Expertise (Adults and Community) – National Autistic Society.
Bookings can be made through www.inspire.org.mt