New Zealand's leading training providers on autism

Dr Tony Attwood is an internationally recognised clinical psychologist, educator, and author who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. Tony is one of the world’s foremost authorities on autism.

Dr Michelle Garnett is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism for 27 years. In 2005 she founded Minds & Hearts, a now internationally recognised clinic specialising in autism spectrum disorders. Her research has informed understanding of early detection, the female profile and the importance of good mental health. Michelle has co-authored five highly regarded books on ASD, including three books with Tony.


Behaviour and Emotion Management with Children and Adolescents with ASD

| with Dr Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett

Available for 30 days on-demand

Children and adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have difficulty with the comprehension, expression and regulation of emotions, resulting in high levels of anxiety, stress, anger and/or depression and subsequent effects on family, teachers, friends and peers. Conventional strategies that encourage emotion management for typical children do not seem to be as effective with those who have an ASD. The child’s quality of life, self-esteem and well-being will be influenced by their ability to manage emotions and difficulties with emotion management can lead to being suspended and having a notoriety that will affect the attitude of teachers and peers as well as the attitude of the child to themselves. Through several decades of working with children and adolescents with ASD and their families and schools, Michelle and Tony have discovered, developed and evaluated emotion management strategies based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that have proven to be effective in assisting children with ASD to learn about, and manage, their emotions from anxiety to love and affection.

Who should attend:

Teachers, Teacher Aides, SENCOs, School Principals, Counsellors, RTLBs, SLTs, OTs, PTs, MOE and MOH Staff, Psychologists, Paediatricians, other Service Providers, and Families.

Course content:

Learning objectives:

  • Understand why children and adolescents with ASD have emotion management difficulties.
  • Recognise how anxiety presents behaviourally for a child or adolescent with ASD.
  • Gain strategies to manage intense anger in a child with ASD.
  • Know how to deal with challenging behaviour.
  • Understand and support strategies to assist a child or adolescent with ASD to overcome depression.
  • Utilise anxiety management strategies to assist a child with ASD to feel calmer at school.

By the end of the course participants will be able to understand the reasons children and adolescents with autism commonly experience strong emotions (for e.g. anxiety, anger and depression), how these strong emotions present behaviourally, and how to effectively manage strong emotions.


Cost (per person including GST):

$225 per Registration which must be paid prior to access being given to the online course.

Registration includes 30 days access to the on-demand recording.

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