Tizard Centre Taster Sessions 2013

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Come and experience what it is like to study at the Tizard Centre and hopefully learning something new at the same time. These sessions provide free training but also give you the chance to find out more about studying at the Tizard Centre.  Our sessions run from 0930-1300hrs and are held at the Kent Business School, University of Kent, Canterbury campus.

Thank you for such a great lecture, I wish I had heard it before working with challenging behaviour but I feel I learned so much from you”
Georgina Zucchini-Watts, L’Arche, 2012.

Wednesday 24th April 2013 – Tony Osgood, Lecturer in Learning Disability

“Learning To Listen: Partnership & Person Centred Support in Challenging Behaviour

The morning will detail person centred approaches to supporting people whose behaviour challenges the competencies of service systems, and participants will leave with some approaches shown to be effective. 

Tuesday 21st May 2013 – Peter McGill, Co-Director and Reader in the Applied Psychology of Learning DisabilityChallenging behaviour and positive behaviour support.

This session will address three questions:

  • why do people behave in challenging ways?
  • what is positive behaviour support?
  • practical approaches to managing behaviour.

The intention is to give participants a taste of the academic and practical issues surrounding challenging behaviour which is covered in much more depth on our courses. 

Wednesday 12th June 2012 – Julie Beadle-Brown, Reader in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

“Skilled support for people with Autism” 

After these sessions there will be an opportunity to speak to some members of the Tizard team. If you wish to sign up for these please email J.Ruffels@kent.ac.uk

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