Summer Term: 1 July - 23 August
Award: Continuing Professional Development Certificate
“I really enjoyed the flexible time frame which meant I could work around school commitments.”
Responding to the Challenge of Social, Educational and Behavioural Difficulties
Developed by ICEP Europe, this course is designed to assist educators in meeting what is perhaps the greatest challenge of in our increasingly inclusive schools; serving the needs of students with social, emotional and behavioural problems. Issues such as violence, aggression, delinquency and substance abuse have become increasingly pervasive in schools. Overall, 10-15% of pupils in any school may present significant and serious emotional/ behaviour difficulties or be at risk of such problems. The challenge of educating these youngsters can seem daunting. But knowing what strategies work and how to implement them can help shift the balance between the risk and protective factors that shape a child's ability to thrive and promote their educational progress. This course offers you the latest in evidence-based measures that have proven effective in intervening with students who have social, emotional or behaviour problems and in creating safer, more effective schools.
Who is this course aimed at?
While this course is primarily designed for teachers and other professionals working with youngsters at both primary and post primary level, it may also be helpful for parents who want more detailed information about the development and education of children and young people.
Designed for teachers and other professionals working with youngsters at both primary and secondary level, this 20 hour online course introduces participants to a wide range of models, methods and strategies for supporting pupils with social, emotional and behavioural problems. The course focuses on proven strategies and interventions at the level of the school, classroom and individual student. It enables you to gain an understanding of the causal factors in development of emotional and behaviour problems and the learning and behavioural implications of such difficulties. Assessment methods and identification issues are explained and examined. Participants are also encouraged to reflect on and develop their own practice and that of their school in relation to supporting students who have emotional and behavioural problems and may be exhibiting challenging behaviour, or who are at risk of developing challenging behaviour. Among the topics covered are the relevant legislative and policy framework; early intervention; promoting resilience and reducing risk; whole-school policy and strategies; strategies for building emotional literacy and pathways to increasing academic success; effective individual and group interventions for students with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties with a particular emphasis on dealing with challenging behaviours. Staff support issues and teacher stress will also be addressed.
Key Course Information
The course comprises 5 interactive learning modules, each taking approximately four hours online study time to complete, or 20 hours in total
Completion of a Reflective Assignment gives you the opportunity to analyse the key learning points from the course and how they can be applied
On completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Continuing Professional Development which can be included in your CPD portfolio
Learning is self-paced, allowing you to design your own study schedule around existing commitments, and giving you total freedom and flexibility
Participants are encouraged to interact with each other via the online discussion forum, allowing learners to enter active discussions with their colleagues and receive feedback from the expert course tutors.
Tuition and Support
Specialised tutors working in the area of learning disabilities will provide you with individual support and guidance as you complete your studies online
Technical support is provided by our dedicated team of qualified learning technologists, who can be contacted by telephone or email.
Assessment & Award:
Each student is required to complete the following items
Interactive Learning Assignment per module
On successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Professional Development.
Course Fee: £230
“The course is very caring towards children with EBD, their families and teachers and very understanding of the challenges faced by all in dealing with troubled children. I now have a better understanding of the nature of SEBD and have a repertoire of new skills which I can use and share with my colleagues. The functional analysis of behaviour and IEP's for troubled are particularly useful.”
(Participant on the Teaching Troubled Children Course, Spring 2007)
“I found that the course put a language and a structure on what I have learned about SEBD during more than 20 years teaching. This will enable me to participate more constructively in staffroom discussions about SEBD and share information learned with colleagues. It will also give me the confidence/courage to try out strategies that I have not tried up to now because I have a clear rationale for their use.”
(Participant on the Teaching Troubled Children Course, Spring 2008)
“The course has encouraged me to view my 'difficult' pupils in a different light and to see their behaviour as communication rather than just bold behaviour. I will very definitely follow the guidelines of the course in meeting the needs of these children.”
(Participant on the Teaching Troubled Children Course, Summer 2008)
"Overall I have learnt an awful lot from this course which has been a stimulating and thoughtful learning process. It has given me a thirst for much more reading on children with SEBD. I would like to thank all involved with the researching of the course and to Jack, my tutor, for his expertise on all subjects to do with teaching troubled children, also for his kind and thought provoking responses. Many thanks. I look forward to the next course!"
(Participant on the Teaching Troubled Children Course, Autumn 2008)
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