Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

Lisa M Ladson

We are excited to welcome Lisa to the Get That Good Life! conference. Lisa will be facilitating a group for Q&A following a presentation about Understanding Behaviour.

About Lisa M Ladson, BA, CABA

Portrait of Lisa LadsonLisa M. Ladson is an owner/partner at Imagine a Child’s Capacity, LLC in Madison, Wisconsin. Lisa currently provides psychoeducation, individual skill development and training to individuals in their school, home and community environments. She is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, certified resource teacher and behaviour specialist. She has assisted individuals with disabilities for over 30 years.

Lisa has co-authored two books and contributed to a third. Lisa using a positive, individualised, and person-centred approach in her work. She is committed to helping those she supports to achieve personal growth and overall well-being.

Lisa’s Presentation

Get that Good Life by Supporting New Behaviour

How to change challenging behaviours in ourselves and those with sensory movement differences

Kate McGinnity and Anna Nikolay, with Lisa Ladson and Sharon Hammer

People with sensory/movement differences and diversity may process the world around them in a manner that can result in behaviour that causes them trouble. Kate McGinnity and Anna Nikolay will share their experiences of understanding and supporting individuals with sensory and movement differences. Their focus for every individual is finding the root cause of their behaviours.

Kate and Anna will

  • show a video of different types of processing
  • describe how the method of processing may provide clues about the function of the behaviour
  • explain how we can better support an individuals’ processing so they may live their best lives.

When people see unusual behaviours, they tend to make assumptions that may be unhelpful. So Kate and Anna will share a framework for thinking about behaviour from a processing perspective. You’ll see examples and hear descriptions of how to

  • support the processing
  • support new behaviour
  • support bigger lives.

Following the presentation, Kate, Anna, and their colleagues Lisa Ladson and Sharon Hammer will facilitate a Q&A session. It’s an opportunity to ask questions about applying this process to your own loved ones, students, and adults with sensory/movement differences and diversity.

This presentation will consist of a pre-recorded webinar and live Q&A.

Contact Details

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More About Lisa

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