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

Sharon Hammer

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

About Sharon Hammer, MS, LPC

Portrait of Sharon HammerSharon Hammer is an Educational and Behavioural Consultant and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has over 20 years of experience working with children and individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Sharon is a partner at Imagine a Child’s Capacity. Here she provides training and consultation to schools, community members, and parents. Sharon has co-authored two books and DVDs about using technology to support individuals with autism.

With Star Cinema, Sharon co-created the first Sensory-Friendly movie-going experience in the state of Wisconsin. Sharon is committed to increasing awareness and possibilities throughout the community for individuals on the spectrum.

Sharon’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 Sharon

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