Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 28 October 2021, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Face to face
This learning event is right for you if you are concerned about students who have significant interpersonal and friendship issues.
This one-day workshop will look at how to help identify and support students with significant interpersonal and friendship issues, and how to assist them in using social thinking and conversation skills. This workshop will also look at emotional difficulties that often impact students at school, in particular anxiety, a common issue that teachers deal with.
Anxiety is often the underlying issue in ‘meltdowns’, aggression and uncooperative behaviour in students. How anxiety and emotional regulation works, what is normal for different ages and practical strategies that focus on how to manage anxiety and related behaviours in the classroom or playground is important knowledge for every teacher.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student welfare.
- an understanding of how anxiety and emotional regulation works
- the ability to use a range of observation checklists/screening tools
- the ability to analyse assessment data
- targeted teaching strategies suitable for different scenarios.
Fiona Cranstoun is a Clinical Psychologist whose focus is educational and developmental psychology. Having only ever focussed on psychology with children and adolescents, she transforms every child into new versions of themselves creating outstanding outcomes for all she works with. Fiona is highly regarded and respected. Her vast specialist experience makes her unique in her field. An expert in assessment, Fiona’s reports have been recognised for capturing every detail and her recommendations form a solid basis for future treatment. Her diagnostic assessments include ADHD, dyslexia, autism and other learning problems.
Elspeth Adamson is currently Manager, Student Services at Independent Schools Victoria, where she works in the areas of students with individual needs and student wellbeing, as well as addressing parent concerns about their children’s education. Previously, she was a Head of Campus and Deputy Principal of a Victorian multi-campus Independent school, and a Principal of an international school in India.