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Symposium on Severe Behaviours of Concern

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RMH Function and Convention Centre

300 Grattan Street

Parkville, VIC 3052

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A single day symposium with specialists in behaviour analysis, paediatric psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders and education.

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Symposium on Severe Behaviours of Concern

A single day symposium with specialists in behaviour analysis, paediatric psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders and education. Keynote speakers, foremost specialists in their field, will deliver presentations across the day. It will provide unprecedented access to some of our country’s leading thinkers and will cater for teachers, allied health workers and doctors.

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9.00am – 10.30am - Dr Jose Molina

Severe behaviours such as aggression, self-injury, property destruction, pica, and elopement are common among young people with autism and other neuro-developmental disorders. These severe behaviours present a significant risk to individuals and their caregivers, particularly during behavioural crises. Behavioural crises occur when caregivers and services are no longer able to cope with an individual’s behavioural presentation due to an escalation of their behaviours of concern, changes in the capacity of caregivers and services to manage the existing behaviours, or a combination of both. This presentation will explore the nature of behavioural crises, examine the most common evidence-based crisis intervention strategies, and discuss the best-practice treatment models available.

10.30am – 10.45am Morning Tea

10.45am – 12.15am - Dr Erin Leif

The number of children diagnosed with severe behaviour disorders is rapidly rising, and many parents, teachers, and professionals report they struggle to adequately respond. Research consistently shows the most effective behaviour support strategies are those that are informed by a functional behaviour assessment, and emphasise the teaching of new skills. Dr Erin Leif is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education. She specialises in the design and delivery of early intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI) and in functional assessment and treatment of severe behaviours of concern (such as aggression and self-injury). Dr Leif will describe a strengths-based, skill-based approach for supporting children who display severe behaviours of concern.

12.15pm – 1.00pm Lunch

1.00pm – 2.30pm - Safety and Behaviour Response (SABR) Demonstration

This session displays the use of behaviour intervention strategies. Learn how to prevent, manage, and de-escalate crisis situations associated with severe challenging behaviours.

Participants will learn how to recognise and reduce the likelihood of crisis situations, implement appropriate de-escalation strategies, and take appropriate actions following crisis situations to minimise the probability of future crises.

2.30pm – 4.00pm - Dr Chidambaram Prakash

Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses have been increasing annually. As diagnoses rise and the prevalence of severe behaviours increase, there is a fundamental need for effective therapeutic and pharmacologic methods to prevent and treat aggression and to improve outcomes in this disorder. Dr Chidambaram Prakash is a pre-eminent thinker and practitioner in paediatric psychiatry and will describe the role of nuanced medication use in managing agitation and aggression.

4.00pm – 4.15pm Afternoon Tea

4.15pm – 5.00pm - Dr Jose Molina, Dr Erin Leif and Dr Chidambaram Prakash

The day will conclude with the 3 pre-eminent specialists in their field for a panel discussion and question and answer session providing rare access to leading experts on severe behaviours in Australia.

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