Parivartan School for differently abled (Vasant Kunj, Delhi) organized a workshop on “Understanding meltdowns and Behaviour Management Approaches” for parents and professional working with special children.
The chief guest of the event was Dr Smita Jayavant Member Secretary RCI as well as Director Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons With Physical Disabilites whereas the Guest of honour was Dr Anup Aggarwal HOD(OT) Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons With Physical Disabilites. There were a lot of participants who attended the event along with their parents and caregivers. Sonali Saxena (a special parent), Deputy Director Parivartan School coordinated the entire function.
Students of Parivartan were felicitated for academic excellence and vocational excellence in office management,skilled trades,class management and an underprivileged child with physical disability was given a cash prize in memory of Late Shrimati Sonali Basu who was mother of Mrs Manjir Gupta and passionately worked towards the cause of Special children of the NGO.
The Speaker of the event Dr Santosh Kumar (director,Chetna world of therapeutic services,Delhi) discussed about the Challenging behaviours that children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder 3-18 years mostly have.
The challenging behaviour of children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often causes parents and families the most stress. Sometimes the first step in managing challenging behaviour can be spotting the things that trigger it. PORDAC (Protection Of the Rights of Differently abled Children) works towards the Education,Rehabilitation and Inclusion Rights of Intellectually Disabled
PORDAC NGO was founded by Ms Manjir Gupta in 2009 to provide meaningful lives to intellectually disabled children by providing education,vocational training and inclusion.Being a parent of special child she had a mission of creating a good life for such individuals.
An initiative of PORDAC Parivartan Special School at 69,Bhawani Kunj,D2 Vasant Kunj Delhi has a mission of educating children and adults with Special needs and making them independent by vocational training and rehabilitation.Experienced Special Educators, occupational therapists,speech therapists, Special Olympics coach provide best conducive environment to the students for independent living.Department of early intervention,vocational and nios work in coordination with each other to provide steady development of special children.Parivartan has been feliticated by organizations sparsh and rotary.It has tie up with big national and international organizations and corporates for vocational rehabilitation. School is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and enriching learning environment where our students can develop a positive self-image, achieve academic excellence, and become responsible citizens
For the gifted and the mentally retarded, the primary criterion of identification is an individually administered intelligence (IQ) test. Children who score particularly high (IQ scores higher than 130 indicate giftedness) or low (scores below 70 indicate intellectual disability) are considered for special programs. The determination is made by psychologists who in most cases certify a child’s eligibility for such programs. In making these assessments, psychologists also consider other criteria such as school achievement, personality, and the adjustment of the child in the regular grades.
All children can behave in ways that parents find difficult or challenging to manage. But children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to do so. Behaviour management techniques were discussed in the interactive session and strategies for calming meltdowns
Behavior management is a style of parent/child interactions that focuses on a positive and pleasant approach. This approach will assist you in establishing interactions that will promote desirable behavior. The methods presented are not something to be used occasionally. For them to be fully effective, you must apply consistently across all areas of your child’s life – continually. Even though implementation can be difficult at first, eventually these techniques will become second nature to you. A child who is tantruming may be seeking attention. If you respond to the tantrum (whether it’s to scold or even to comfort i.e. “it’s okay, there there”), the behavior is being rewarded by your reaction (even a negative reaction). Wait for the tantrum to stop and then reinforce (reward) the quiet behavior verbally or with a small toy or treat.
Even if you’ve tried some of the techniques in the past, it is important to try them again; they may have been less consistent last time you tried. They may be taking awhile to be effective, but keep in mind the longer the behavior has been evident, the longer it will take to change it. Behaviors can also change over time. New ones appear in the place of old. Those skills you learned in the past might be more applicable to what you find concerning today.