Positive Behaviour Strategies to Support Pupils with Autism offers advice on one of the most difficult aspects of teaching children and young adults with autism—understanding and managing their often challenging actions. Covering a range from birth to 19 years, this resource provides: Practical advice on developing an appropriate learning environment INSET materials for developing best practice in positive behavior management; Self-audit tools for practitioners; Reproducibles and practical resources. Essential reading for all teachers and teaching assistants working with pupils on the autistic spectrum, this book presents sound recommendations from an experienced practitioner who understands the reality of managing challenging behavior in the classroom.
Chapter 2: Understanding Behaviour Support
Understanding Behaviour Support
Throughout this book we will focus on the notion of behaviour support. This is a way of thinking that has emerged among practitioners in the field of challenging behaviour since the Mid-1990s and represents a change in emphasis from more traditional approaches focused on behaviour management.
The key to the differences between the two concepts is contained within the terminology. Behaviour management is suggestive of one person controlling another person's behaviour through a series of externally imposed factors. Behaviour support, on the other hand, connotes an emphasis on enabling individuals to develop ...