Our Centre for Behaviour Analysis is hosting a seminar on 19 April with speaker Tia Martin. All are welcome.
A recent Care Quality Commission Report ‘Out of Sight - Who Cares?’ provides a harrowing insight into the way autistic people and those with a learning disability are 'impacted by system that views them, not as individuals, but as a condition or a collection of negative behaviours. The response to this has often been to restrain, seclude or segregate them.’ (CQC, 2020, pg. 3). It is our experience that limited insight into behaviour technology may often have worsened this condition - with poorly designed ‘behaviour' interventions leading to both the strengthening of maladaptive behaviours and the perception that ’nothing can be done’ to provide effective support. Thankfully - this is NOT the case. Compassionately designed, well-led and clinically supervised behavioural approaches play a key role in improving the lives of individuals who have otherwise slipped through the cracks.
This talk will discuss examples of how behaviour analysis has been evidenced to support community-based placements for individuals labelled with severely complex and/or challenging behaviour, improving their quality of lives and protecting their rights to effective treatment.
Please register at https://bit.ly/3tizQej
- Event type
Lecture / Talk / Discussion
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work