How We Do It?
UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOUR -
Challenging behaviour is a child's actions, reactions and functioning in response to everyday environments and situations. Challenging behaviour happens for a reason, it's a way of communicating, and for some children it is a way of controlling what is happening around them. This describes a range of behaviours which some children may display to get their needs met, which may interfere with their day at school, home life and the wider community. For the students at YarraMe, difficulties with emotion regulation and managing uncomfortable situations is an area of concern that is frequently discussed at a TAL meeting.
At YarraMe school, staff work with the TAL team to develop a Behaviour Support Plan. This is an individualised plan that identifies behaviours of concern, analyses the reason and causes of the challenging behaviour and design strategies and interventions that will support and teach the student alternative and more positive ways of communicating their needs.