BHS402 - Interventions II: Behaviour Reduction

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Subject Title
Interventions II: Behaviour Reduction

Subject Description
One of the areas in which Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) has been influential is in the understanding of challenging behaviour and how to intervene in positive ways. This course introduces the student to the role of ABA in decreasing challenging behaviours through a positive, strengths-based approach.  Through course readings, class discussion, video demonstration and case studies, students will have an opportunity to review the ABCs of behaviour and how each of these elements are addressed in order change maladaptive behaviour. Students will learn of a number of approaches for preventing problem behaviour from occurring and how to respond accordingly when displayed by the people they serve.

Credit Status
Required course in the Behavioural Studies program

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

General Outcomes:  By the end of the semester, students should will have an understanding of how the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) can be used to manage challenging behaviours and reduce problem behaviours. They will have knowledge of how ABA-based strategies can be used across a variety of settings to manage problem behaviour.
Specific Outcomes:  At the end of the semester students will be able:
1.Describe the role of the functional behaviour assessment process in understanding and managing problem behaviours
2.Conduct functional behaviour assessment to analyze problem behaviours
3.Describe the Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support model
4.Incorporate antecedent approaches as part of behaviour support plans for managing challenging behaviours
5.Explain how differential reinforcement can be used to manage challenging behaviours
6.Explain the role of punishment in addressing and managing problem behaviours
7.Analyze the ethical issues in using punishment to manage challenging behaviours
8.Use extinction as part of a behaviour support plan to manage challenging behaviours
9.Explain how habit reversal procedures are used to manage problem behaviours
10.Describe reduction procedures for managing fear and anxiety

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