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Professional Development

  • Do you work with children as a teacher, special educator, early intervention provider, therapist or learning support assistance?
  • Do you wish you knew more about how to support the children you work with to navigate challenging situations and deal with stress?
  • Do you find as an educator you spend more time managing behaviours than actually teaching?

If the answer to any of these is yes then our professional development could provide some support and solutions.

At Woodbury we are approved by NESA and the BCBA to provide accredited training to teachers and behaviour analysts.

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing behaviour challenges with the classroom, supporting individuals with special learning needs and promoting and improving student success.

Check out our Facebook page for upcoming training’s or contact our office for more details.

                                                                          

Rubens Place School Readiness Group

  • Do you have a child with autism who will be starting school in the next 12-18 months?
  • Do you want your child to attend a specialised service that will help to provide them with the necessary skills to successfully transition to a new school placement?
  • A service that will address the specific needs of a child with autism?
  • A service that will nurture your child and work on developing their level of independence?
  • A service that will provide the additional support your child needs to shine?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then you should consider attending the Information session for placement in the 2019 school readiness intake group.

Ruben’s place is part of Woodbury; the only school in New South Wales to provide education for children with autism using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as its teaching methodology.

 

Open day October 16th 2018 at 7pm.

Visit our school readiness page or contact the office for more details

 

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding job?

Woodbury is seeking a full time ABA therapist to join our talented team.

As a therapist at our school you will be responsible for the direct implementation of 1:1 programming for students within the school which includes hands on behaviour support, implementation of speech and language drills and pre-academic instruction (under direct instruction). You will also be responsible for running small groups and supporting the classroom teacher in the provision of group instruction.  You will be required to work closely with a team of professionals within the class and to complete tasks, as directed by the classroom teacher in relation to data collection, creation of resources and support in planning and organisation of the room.

See our Employment Opportunities or Contact us for more details.

Trivia Night

Are you a wealth of seemingly irrelevant knowledge? Come and show your skills at our annual trivia night.

A great night to be had by all with trivia, silent auction and raffles.

Come join the fun and help raise funds for Woodbury.

 

Support Woodbury with the Entertainment Book

We all deserve a night out every once in a while…..now you can indulge in some self care and support Woodbury at the same time. The entertainment book is available both in paper and electronically, it offers a variety of discounts for up to 50% off at local restaurants and for every book purchased a donation is made to Woodbury.
click here for more details

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle July 21st

 

Come and Join us at Bunnings Castle Hill on Saturday 21st July for a Sausage sizzle.

All funds raised will go towards purchasing new supplies for Woodbury

If you’re interested in supporting on the day please contact the office for more details.

Woodbury Open Day May 30th

Do you have a child with austim and are looking for a school placement 2019?

Do you want your child to attend a school that will provide them with an appropriate education?

A school that will address the specific needs of your child with autism?

A school that will provide the additional support your child needs to shine?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then you should consider attending the parent information day for 2019 student enrolment.

Woodbury is the only school in New South Wales that provides education for children with autism based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as its teaching methodology.

In addition to academics, our individualised programs focus on all areas of a child’s development; we address such areas as language, communication, behaviour, self help and play skills. We teach children with autism to learn to learn in a group.

Our information session will provide you with invaluable information about our school and the specialised education we provide. The information session also includes a tour of the school and the classrooms.

We do hope you can join us for the day.

LOCATION:

Woodbury Autism Education and Research,
Bld 11, Balcombe Heights Estate
92 Seven Hills Road,
Baulkham Hills

WHEN:

Wednesday 30th May, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm

RSVP:

office@woodbury.org.au
02 9639 6152

 

NESA approved training coming soon….

“Classroom success through behaviour management; positive strategies to prevent challenging behaviours”

As educators we all have days where the behaviour of one, or more, student/s challenging behaviour not only disrupts and minimises their learning but limits learning opportunities for those around them. Days where we struggle to maintain control and battle to “stay afloat”. While these problems may seem insurmountable in the moment there are, research based, simple interventions that can be put in place to minimise the behaviour occurrence and set the classroom up for smooth, effective learning.

This course is aimed at educators, support staff, special educators and early educators.
Completing “Classroom success; positive strategies to prevent challenging behaviours” will contribute to 3 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standards 4.1.2 (supporting student participation), 5.1.2 (assessing student learning) and 6.2.2 (engaging in professional learning and improving practice) from the Australian Professional Standards for teachers maintaining proficient teacher accreditation in NSW.

Dealing with challenging behaviours after they happen can be costly in both time and resources further removing teaching opportunities from the class as a whole. In addition to the logistical issues surrounding this type of behaviour management, reactive responses to challenging behaviour are only short term solutions; they do not focus on why the behaviour is happening, how to prevent it or how to teach an appropriate alternative.  Instead the implementation of a few, carefully selected, positive behaviour supports can prevent the behaviour from even occurring in the first place.

ACE Behaviour Analyst training coming soon

“Consistency is the key”

 

One of the biggest barriers to intervention success is the ability of all those involved to accurately and consistently follow the plan as written.

We all know that to learn a new behaviour it needs to be consistently reinforced, to change an old behaviour it needs to be consistently consequated and to successfully have a positive impact on client outcomes we need everyone involved “on the same page”.

As a program supervisor you frequently field questions and queries from junior therapists around intervention procedures that “aren’t working”. When working in a large team, with minimal chance for collaboration across multiple clients and settings, it’s hard to ensure everyone is doing the same thing; people misinterpret the written instruction and procedures shift as the intervention goes on. With multiple professionals, care-givers and family members involved in each child’s life and intervention, it can become very difficult to manage the consistency and accuracy of procedures.

Woodbury Autism Education and Research has just completed a two year research grant on the implementation of ABA within a classroom setting, focusing on the effective implementation of procedures by a general educator under the supervision of a certified behaviour analyst.

With a limited number of certified behaviour analysts here in Australia there is a necessity for dissemination of knowledge and hands on training for the application of basic behaviour analytic tools.

This 3 hour course will provide attendees with an overview of our research project and findings. Attendees will leave the training with a staff performance management checklist which can be individualised/ adapted to assess the treatment integrity and procedural fidelity for behaviour analytic strategies implemented by general educators.