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Interview with Dr Celia Harbottle

Dr Celia Harbottle is a lecturer and trainer in the field of health and social care and delivers a wide variety of programmes and courses on topics such as managing conflict in care settings and supporting positive behaviours.

Celia kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the NAS Behaviour Conference in Birmingham. We asked Celia a series of questions including one posed by a Network Autism member. You can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below:

Full interview:

Individual question clips:

1. Can you tell us a little about your work and interest in autism?

2. What do you feel are the important factors in providing quality care for people with autism?

3. What do you feel are the key elements for positive risk assessments and management for people with autism?

4. What key advice would you have for professionals working with people on the autism spectrum?

Question from Network Autism members

1. Is it valid to use a strategy to positively improve behaviour of a student knowing that, in the process of attaining the goal set, staff are likely to encounter, initially, more challenging behaviour?

Author: Dr Celia Harbottle

Date added: 06 March 2015