Positive Behaviour Support
What Makes a Good Low Arousal Practitioner
Often challenging behaviour from a student can originate from ‘Us’ Not ‘Them’. Without realising we can inadvertently trigger situations. It is important for us after a crisis to become reflective practitioners so we learn and adapt. Low Arousal Approaches can really help with restraint reduction.
Immediate Crisis Management
Be aware of your breathing
Remove direct eye contact and physical contact
Reduce verbal and environmental demands
The Reflective Journey: A Practitioner's Guide to the Low Arousal Approach
The presentation talks a great deal about debriefing and emotional support for the staff as well as the students. This can often be difficult to achieve but is essential. Think of ideas that would make a good secure debriefing system that both supports the student and staff. Please consider all factors (staffing hour, class management, financial costs etc).