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Taster Sessions/Open Days

Come and experience what it is like to study at the Tizard Centre and hopefully learning something new at the same time. These sessions provide free training but also give you the chance to find out more about studying at the Tizard Centre. These run from 0930-1300hrs and will be held in the Grimond Building, University of Kent, Canterbury.

"Thank you for such a great lecture, I wish I had heard it before working with challenging behaviour but I feel I learned so much from you"
Georgina Zucchini-Watts, L'Arche

We are now using these sessions to showcase our work to prospective students both Undergraduates and Postgraduates, all of whom are very welcome to attend any or all of these days. These also give you the opportunity to speak to some of our lecturers and current students. If you would like to look around the University and more importantly the Tizard Centre, this can be arranged on any of these days following on from the mornings' session. To book places email:

Our sessions in 2018 proved very popular and were particularly well attended. We are holding this year's session on Monday 1 April 2019 Prof Julie Beadle-Brown is giving the talk "Empathy - the key to understanding challenging behaviour in autistic children and adults" This is being held in Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 10:00 - 12:30 hrs, Canterbury campus.



Previous topics have included:

Tony Osgood "A Short & Informal Guide to Challenging Behaviour Intervention?". Pdf of the slides
Dr Fional Gullon-Scott - Autism Spectrum: The Hidden Populations
Dr Peter Baker - The emotional welfare of staff working with people with learning disabilities who present challenging behaviour: the debriefing controversy Pdf Slides
Lisa Richardson - "Living in Fear: experiences of hate crime and discrimination amongst people with learning disability and autism
Dr Paraskevi Triantafyllopoulou - Sleep problems in children and adults with intellectual disabilities
Prof Glynis Murphy - People with learning disabilities and the criminal justice system
Dr Michelle McCarthy - Domestic violent and women with learning disabilities (see pdf slides)
Tony Osgood - Approaches to challenging Behaviour
Dr Mecca Chiesa - Applied Behaviour Analysis
Dr Nick Gore - Positive support in the early years
Dr Michelle McCarthy - Sexuality and learning disability
Dr Mecca Chiesa - Applied Behaviour Analysis in the treatment of autistic spectrum disorder  
Dr Nick Gore - Early Intervention: Working with Families and Children at Risk of Behaviour that Challenges
Tony Osgood - "Learning To Listen: Partnership & Person Centred Support in Challenging Behaviour" pdf
Prof Peter McGill - Challenging behaviour and positive behaviour support.
Dr Julie Beadle-Brown - "Skilled support for people with Autism"

To book a place on any of the above sessions please email






Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7LR

Telephone: +44(0)1227 827373 or contact us

Last Updated: 15/03/2019