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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Resources: on behaviour in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Difference Between Tantrums and Sensory Meltdowns
Amanda Morin, Understood, 13th April 2015
Many people think the words “tantrum” and “meltdown” mean the same thing. And they can look very similar when you see a child in the middle of having one. But for kids who have sensory processing issues or who lack self-control, a meltdown is very different from a tantrum. Knowing the differences can help you learn how to respond in a way that better supports your child ...
Positive Parenting Program (PPP) 
Professor Stewart Einfeld, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, 9th April 2015
Professor Stewart Einfeld (the principal researcher at the University of Sydney for the Stepping Stones Triple P Project, Chair of Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, and is a Senior Scientist at the Brain and Mind Research Institute) talks about his motivation for and aim of the project in New South Wales. This can also be applied to the Queensland and Victoria roll outs.
  • Under the Stepping Stones Triple P Project, two years of free parenting support for parents of children with a disability will be available in NSW from June 2015! Parents will be able to register online to attend group and individual sessions at different locations around the state.
At a time when educators, parents and policy advisors in Australia are grappling with how to deal with the emotional and behavioural needs of children with disabilities, Stepping Stones Triple P is demonstrating it can provide at least some of the answers ...

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