TCI Update: Complex Needs & Neurodiversity


This Update is designed to support use of the TCI system within the specialised population of those with complex needs and neurodiversity.  It assists in how to apply the concepts and skills of TCI within this cohort of clients.

 This update is a two-day program for current TCI certified trainers. The update provides materials to assist staff in adapting TCI skills for children and young people who have developmental disabilities such as autism, intellectual disabilities, or developmental delays. The material is designed to enhance the core TCI activities. Topics include: preventing aggression and violence, the hierarchy of communication, setting conditions and triggers, and adapting the LSI for young people with limited or no verbal communication skills.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and reduce environmental and personal setting conditions for challenging behavior.
  • Develop individualised crisis prevention plans for the developmentally disabled population.
  • Demonstrate a shortened Life Space Interview (LSI)

Apply a hierarchy of communication when using the LSI.


Kindly note that attendance for this update session is restricted to individuals who have successfully completed the TCI Train the Trainer program (TCI7, TCIF4, or TCIS2). Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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