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Understanding Self-Injurious Behaviours

April 11 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

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Self-injurious behaviours (SIBs) frequently occur in children and adolescents with neurodiversities and developmental disabilities. There are multiple reasons a person may be engaging in SIBs and it can be difficult to know how best to support the individual to stop causing themselves injury. This presentation will provide an overview of reasons SIB may occur, the kinds of person-centred supports that may help an individual with SIB, and information about how different specialists may be able to help.





Dr. Sarah Pastrana is a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst and an associate with Semiahmoo Behaviour Analysts, Inc. She has supported children, youth, and adults with neurodiversities and developmental disabilities for over 20 years. Sarah works closely with families, school teams, and other professionals to provide comprehensive, person-centred care for individuals with complex needs. Sarah holds Education Level 2 certification in Practical Functional Assessment and Skills-Based Treatment of severe problem behaviour. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, primarily instructing masters and doctoral students in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities program. Sarah has presented research at regional and international conferences and contributes to the development of resources for AIDE Canada. She is active in various behaviour analytic organizations, and has served as a board member for the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis (BC-ABA) for 12 years, currently holding the position of President.


April 11 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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