What If There Was A Way To Reduce Your Child's Concerning Behaviours And Help Them Fulfil Their Potential?
As a parent with a child on the spectrum, life might feel a little more chaotic than normal.
You desperately want to help your child, but between the meltdowns, sensitivities, anxiety, and overwhelm...
You have no idea what triggers them sometimes- let alone how to soothe and avoid the triggers altogether.
You want to see your child happy and independent...
But it's gotten to the point where you aren't sure what you need to do to help them get there.
And it's crushing...
What you really need is support...
But, between all the resources out there, conflicting reviews on social media and the never ending waiting lists - you have ended up even more lost, confused, and frustrated.
I totally get it...
I know how exhausting it can be when you're constantly treading on egg shells trying to avoid triggering behaviours.
The truth is...
Each child learns through experience what works best for them when they communicate. When you respond to their behaviour (appropriate or inappropriate) by giving your child what they want you reinforce it, which makes it more likely to happen again in the future.
Hi, I'm Gemma,
If you're new to me...I'm a mum of 3 young children and a certified behaviour analyst. In the last 15 years I've worked with hundreds of children with autism, and their parents. It's my mission to up-skill and empower parents (and professionals) to positively support children with autism, feel confident in managing tricky behaviours and have the tools to teach them new skills.
Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their own potential, but parenting doesn't come with a manual. The Behaviour Academy IS your parenting manual - it's packed full of valuable hands-on and practical strategies to help you help your child and I'll be with your every step of the way to ensure you get the results you want and deserve for you and your child.
Life with a child on the spectrum doesn't have to feel lonely.
And just because you are a neurotypical parent, doesn't mean you are incapable of understanding and managing your child's unique needs.
You know your child best, making you the best advocate for them.
Now it's time to get simple and practical tools - to help make life on the spectrum easier and more impactful for you and your child.
The Behaviour Academy
An online course that shows you exactly how to create and implement an individualised behaviour support plan that you can implement with confidence to help fulfil your child's potential.
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Gain the confidence you need to help your child flourish.
By the end of the course, you’ll have created a comprehensive action plan ready to go, so you can help your child.
The Behaviour Academy will give you the tools, inspiration and unparalleled support to get you there.
What The Behaviour Academy Will Teach You....
Roma and her son struggled with his behaviour.
This is Roma, mum of a little boy with autism who had good language skills but engaged in frequent problem behaviour. He struggled with transitions, being denied access to things that he wanted and coping when things didn't go his way. Roma was able to apply the strategies she learned in The Behaviour Academy and help her little boy learn how to cope with these sorts of difficulties.
The Behaviour Academy
Designed to guide you through all the different aspects of neurodiverse behaviour, how it presents in children, and how to manage and reduce challenging symptoms.
In this module we cover the basic principles and functions of behaviour so that you can become a behaviour detective!
Identify overall goals (target behaviours to reduce), concepts of functions of behaviour, antecedents and consequences of behaviour.
Learn how to be pro-active and identify practical strategies to prevent problem behaviours from having to occur.
Discuss antecedents to behaviour problems and develop preventative strategies.
Learn how to design and teach your child to use a daily schedule; an effective type of prevention strategy that helps minimise problem behaviours.
Develop a daily schedule and identify points of intervention (including use of visual schedules) to decrease problem behaviour.
What floats your child's boat?? How can you use their motivation and interests to teach them new skills and replace problem behaviours?
Discuss concept of reinforcers – to promote cooperation with adult-led demands, strengthen desired behaviours and teach new behaviours.
Learn how to recognise moments to reinforce your child during every day situations as well as scheduling time to practise playing with and reinforcing your child's behaviour.
Introduce ‘catching your child being good’. Teach play and social skills through child-led play.
There may be times when you need to ignore your child and/or their behaviour depending on the function (purpose their behaviour serves them).
Explore systematic use of extinction (via planned ignoring) to reduce behavioural problems.
Increasing learner willingness
Learn how to teach your child to cooperate with adult-led demands and daily chores.
Introduce effective parental requests and how to teach your child that following adult-led demands is in their best interest.
Functional Communication Training
If your child was a fluent communicator what would they be saying right now? What can we teach them as a replacement behaviour that's a more appropriate and effective way of getting what they want?
Through systematic reinforcement, teach alternative communicative skills to replace problematic behaviours.
Teaching Skills 1
There are very specific teaching strategies that you can use to help teach your child new skills.
Using task analysis and chaining, provide tools to replace problem behaviours with appropriate behaviours and how to promote adaptive, coping and leisure skills.
Teaching Skills 2
More information on how to teach your child new skills using evidence based teaching strategies.
Learn various prompting procedures to use while teaching skills.
Generalisation & Maintenance
We want our kids to respond across multiple people as well as multiple settings. We also want them to retain what they have learned.
Generate strategies to consolidate positive behaviour changes and generalise newly learned skills.
+++ Plus 4 Bonus Webinars
You'll get complete access to ALL of my stand-alone webinars (that all come with downloadable activity sheets) including;
- toilet training
- fussy eating
- reward charts
- verbal behaviour
The time I spent with Gemma doing her course was invaluable. She helped me to set goals and to monitor them. The goals were around finding ways to help my children with challenging behaviours and also to teach skills so that the behaviours were not necessary. It gave me a new frame work in which to understand behaviours which has helped me to look beneath the surface of behaviours rather than feel like I’m constantly and thoughtlessly reacting.
Leo (Pupil Support Assistant)
Gemma's course was brilliant. It was a very collaborative group and I really enjoyed the collaborative experience with the other participants that was instigated by Gemma's inclusive approach. I can't recommend the course highly enough to practitioners working with ASD children as well as their parents. This course gave me the ability to improve my relationship with several learners and aid them in developing vital new life skills.
This course has been such a profound experience for me. The strategies that I learned and have incorporated into my daily routine have had such a positive impact at home. I would highly recommend this course to parents, teachers and/or anyone who has relations with children and Gemma is the ideal tutor, her experience and work ethic is absolutely paramount and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of it. Thank you so much Gemma you’re a star.
Here's what some of our previous members have to say....
Meet Ioanna; a parent of a 7 year old little boy diagnosed with autism. This is her story about her experience with The Behaviour Academy.
This is Cathy, a teacher based in Austria who was so inspired with the effectiveness of using the strategies she learned in The Behaviour Academy with her learners that she persuaded a team of staff at her school to also complete the course!
This is Leigh, a parent of a pre-teen with autism taking about her experience of The Behaviour Academy.
This is Vikki, a parent of a child with autism and a support for learning teacher. Vikki could see the benefits of applying the strategies she learned in The Behaviour Academy and now readily uses them with her students at school.
And finally, meet Kelly; an autism mum as well as a professional. Kelly was inspired by her son's progress, using the same sorts of strategies you'll learn in the behaviour academy, and decided to take the next step and get qualified as a behaviour analyst herself 😁
Frequently Asked Questions
What people (like yourself!) asked before signing up for The Behaviour Academy
How time consuming is this course going to be?
Is this course only for autism parents? My child doesn't have a diagnosis but does engage in frequent challenging behaviours.
I already run an ABA program for my child so will this course compliment what I have I already have in place?
How is the course structured exactly?
The Behaviour Academy is primarily based on the content of the parenting training manual designed by The RUBI Autism Network (Bearss et al., 2015). The RUBI Autism Network has developed and tested their manual specifically for children with autism and disruptive behaviours, proving it's efficacy as an effective parent training tool when delivered by trained professionals.
Still Not Sure?
The Behaviour Academy, might seem too good to be true if you've been through hoops already trying to work with your child's unique needs, but if...
- You haven't had any REAL training on how to manage your child's needs..
- OR If you have received some training but you are exhausted, frustrated, and want to learn some strategies that ACTUALLY work.
- You are willing to put in the effort to change your own behaviour to change your child's.
- You are already implementing some effective techniques and want to dive deeper into the science of behaviour to learn more.
- You are worried your child is not receiving adequate support/intervention at nursery/school and want the best outcomes for them.
- You are ready to learn so that you can recognise teaching opportunities across your child's whole day.
I love that I have the skills to change lives for the better, to help children fulfil their potential. I've experienced first-hand what it feels like to see a child blossom and how making a positive impact on a child's behaviour can have on the rest of the family.
Should you choose to invest in The Behaviour Academy, I personally guarantee that this course will be a sound investment in money and in your time and energy.
All my best,