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Positive Behaviour Support

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

At Ysgol y Gogarth, we sometimes use Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to help teach pupils the skills they need to participate fully at school, home, and in the community.

Understanding and Improving Behaviour
Sometimes children engage in behaviours that challenge those around them. The ABA team conducts functional analysis to understand why a child exhibits challenging behaviours. When we know what the child is trying to communicate, we can teach them more appropriate ways to ask for what they want. We will support the child as they learn to cope with frustrating and difficult situations. We hope to give pupils the skills and confidence to identify and communicate their own needs.

Foundation Phase
We work closely with the teachers in the Foundation Phase to help design an individualised curriculum for children with autism and social and communication difficulties. We use discrete trial instruction (DTI) to teach skills such as communication, language, imitation, play and social skills, and early academic skills.

Supporting all students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Students with ASD face unique challenges to learning and communication. The ABA team helps teachers design curriculum and behaviour programmes that are appropriate for each child. We can adapt the national curriculum to make it accessible for students with ASD, and also emphasise functional living skills, and social and community skills. Some of the techniques we use are Direct Instruction, DTI and Task-Analysis.