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About this Session:
In this session, we will learn about the different behavioural assessments used to treat self-injurious behaviour (SIB). We will briefly talk about how to characterize patterns of SIB through structured behavioural observation. Then we will discuss how to identify the motivators that drive SIB through a Functional Behavioural Assessment. Finally, we will learn how to control SIB through a Practical Functional Assessment.
What is Self-Injurious Behaviour (SIB)?
Self-Injurious behaviour can be defined as: self-directed injury that is non-suicidal in nature and causes physical trauma. These isolating behaviours may affect children with intellectual impairment, autism or other forms of neurodiversity. SIB is a multifaceted behaviour that is difficult to understand and treat as the diagnosis varies across individuals. Currently, proper evidence-based care does not exist, so it can be extremely challenging to care for children with severe SIB.
Are you a parent/primary caregiver of a person with Self Injurious Behaviours? Are you passionate about taking your learning to the next level? As a parent/primary caregiver do you want to learn more on how to support yourself and your child? We are bringing to you a unique 6-part series to learn and explore ways to support families and their children. These six sessions are meant to promote education around severe SIB, to create a supportive SIB community, as well as to advocate for better health outcomes.
You Can Participate in Any of These Ways:
- Pre-watch any of the 6 series pre-recorded workshops
- Pre-watch any of the 6 series pre-recorded workshops then join on event night and participate in our live and interactive Q & A
- Join us on event night to watch the pre-recorded workshops together followed by our live and interactive Q & A
- Join the monthly SIB Family Hangout hosted by FSI the last Monday of every month
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL OF THE SESSIONS AND TO VIEW PRE-RECORDED WORKSHOPS