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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 3: Developing Proactive Strategies
Developing Proactive Strategies
Proactive strategies involve the deliberate engagement of positive and ethically sound interventions which are designed to pre-empt the occurrence of challenging behaviour. As previously discussed, proactive strategies must be based upon an effective analysis of an individual's needs and must enhance the life of the individual for whom the intervention has been designed.
Proactive strategies require those people supporting individuals who exhibit challenging behaviour to combine their ‘scientific’, empirical understanding of the function of an individual's behaviour with a creative flair for generating plausible solutions to apparently intractable problems. It is important to remember ...