Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NAS Professional Conference 14: Dr. Stephen Tyler on Severe Challenging Behaviour

NAS Professional Conference 14: Dr. Stephen Tyler

NAS Professional Conference 14: Dr. Stephen Tyler

A compilation of live tweets from Dr. Tyler's presentation Severe Challenging Behaviour: Impact, Perceptions and Support at the National Autistic Society's Professional Conference 2014 in Harrogate, UK. Any errors or omissions are my own. -
  1. Listening to Dr. Stephen Tyler on Severe Challenging Behaviour: Impact, Perceptions & Support. #NASprof14 #autism
  2. Stages of ignorance include: Innocence, where you're sure you can learn. #NASprof14
  3. The final stage of ignorance: You know you don't know, other people know you don't know, & that's OK. #NASprof14 #autism
  4. "Challenging" behaviors often happen when #autistic people are caught by surprise. #NASprof14
  5. It's much easier to work with other people's children than with your own, muses Stephen Tyler. #NASprof14
  6. The impact of environment on the behavior of #autistic people cannot be underestimated. #NASprof14
  7. We need more research into challenging behaviors & #autistic adults! #NASprof14
  8. When it comes to training staff in proactive/positive supports for #autism & challenging behavior, frequent revisiting necessary. #NASprof14
  9. Many young #autistic people get insufficient respite during their educational day - their schedule is overfull. #NASprof14
  10. #Autism educational consultants should be called in to observe situations that work as well as situations that don't. #NASprof14
  11. It's critical to differentiate between tantrums, and meltdowns (physical response to environment). #autism #autistic #NASprof14
  12. Sometimes #autistic people recover from distressing incidents less quickly than staff do. And vice versa. Be mindful & observant #NASprof14
  13. If possible, avoid detailed discussion of a distressing incident while #autistic person is still recovering; may delay recovery. #NASprof14