BHS101 - Introduction to ABA I: History and Principles

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Subject Title
Introduction to ABA I: History and Principles

Subject Description
In order to work as an effective behaviour interventionist one must have an understanding of the core principles of behaviour change and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Students will be introduced to the science and terminology of ABA, and its applications in a variety of settings and populations. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their own behaviours as part of their understanding of ABA principles.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Behavioural Sciences diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  2. Explore the various applications of ABA in the community, with different populations
  3. Demonstrate objectivity when identifying and defining behaviour.
  4. Describe the current dimensions of ABA and recognize them occurring/present in case studies.
  5. Understand the importance of research in ABA
  6. Recognize and label the three-term contingencies of a variety of behaviours, distinguishing between antecedent events and consequences
  7. Describe the principles of reinforcement and its application to behaviour change
  8. Describe the principles of punishment and its application to behaviour change
  9. Describe motivation and its relationship to reinforcement/punishment
  10. Explain the functions of behaviour.
  11. Apply behaviour analytic principles when describing their own behaviour(s)
  12. Distinguish between behavioural and non-behavioural approaches.

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