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Positive Behaviour Support: Strategies for Parents

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This live, free webinar provides practical and relevant ideas to implement positive behaviour support for all children. Positive behaviour support is an evidence based method where appropriate behaviour is increased and behaviour that interferes with everyday life is reduced. It provides a supportive learning environment for children and is an essential tool for parents. Participants will learn about functional behaviour assessments, appropriate interventions and how the function and purpose of behaviour must be determined before effective supports are developed.

In particular there will be a focus on:

  • The ABCs (antecendent, behaviour and consequences).
  • How behaviour serves one of the four functions of behaviour.
  • Each of the four functions of behaviour (sensory, escape, attention & tangible).
  • Practical and relevant strategies.

Please note that the webinar will be recorded and will be publicly available via Youtube after the webinar.


Alexandra Ahlgren began her career in ABA in 2013 when she commenced employment as an in-home therapist with children with autism. She provided 1:1 therapy to children in home, as well as in-centre, in childcare settings, and schools. She quickly progressed in to a role of Senior Behaviour Therapist and then Program Supervisor at the Lizard Children’s Centre in Adelaide. In her role as a Program Supervisor she has overseen the ABA programs for clients between the ages of 18 months and 10 years. This has included designing and overseeing programs addressing skill deficits across all developmental domains, conducting functional behaviour assessments and designing behaviour support plans, using a range of skill assessment tools, reporting on initial assessments and client progress to caregivers as well as the NDIA, and providing ongoing support to staff at schools, kindergartens and day/child care centres. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst since 2015, one of only five in South Australia, and is the founder of ABA for Change.

Alexandra is passionate about providing services to the highest standard possible to her clients and takes a particular interest in teaching functional communication skills, increasing personal independence skills and reducing challenging behaviours.

Leanne Longfellow is a special education teacher, academic researcher and a parent of a young adult with disabilities. She has taught in a variety of special education settings over a thirty year period, provided numerous professional learning sessions for educators, presented at Australian and international educational conferences, taught education in a university context and is in the final stages of completing doctoral research in special education at UniSA.

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