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Behavioural Intervention Lab

Applied Community Studies
Disability & Community Studies
Course Code
BHIN 1340
Semester Length
2-15 weeks
Max Class Size
60 (Ratio Section 1:14)
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course provides students opportunities to deepen their knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and procedures of Applied Behaviour Analysis utilized with children with autism. Students practice a variety of key Behavioural Intervention skills (e.g., instructional strategies, behaviour management, and data collection) through guided observation of fluent practitioners and criterion-based skill rehearsals with fellow students. An emphasis is placed on promoting reflective Behavioural Intervention practitioners.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Behavioural strategies will be grounded in evidence-based practice. This means that the strategies need to be informed by:
  • Demonstrating  the process of specific data collection procedures:
    • Direct observation methods
    • Outcome recording
    • Event recording
    • Interval recording
    • Time sampling
  • Demonstrating the key skills and components of the following intervention procedures:
    • Reinforcement assessments
    • Discrete trial training
    • Mand training
    • Natural environment training
    • Behavior chain teaching
    • Shaping behaviour
    • Incidental teaching
    • Imitation training and generalization
  • Describing the process of implementing a behavior intervention plan:
    • Behavioural definitions
    • Differential reinforcement
    • Problem behaviour focus
  • Observation and participating with expert practitioners is crucial for increasing fluency and effectiveness.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Critical feedback based on videos of practice
  • Online discussion forums
  • Lab Observation
  • Demonstration
  • Role play
  • Critical Feedback
  • Work site observation
  • Readings descriptions
  • Competency-based training
Means of Assessment
  • Online Quizzes
  • Reflection assignment
  • Criteria- based role play performance
  • Participation and engagement
This is a Mastery course.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.       Describe the core features of Behavioural Intervention for young children with autism

2.      Identify and provide examples of the core features

3.       Assess and apply specific learning concepts taken from selected readings

4.       Define various intervention procedures

5.       Describe specific data collection procedures

Textbook Materials
  • TBA


Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU EDPY 2XX (3) or AU PSYC 2XX (3) 2012/01/01 to 2020/12/31
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ABA 101 (3) 2017/01/01 to 2020/12/31
College of New Caledonia (CNC) CNC CASS 145 (3) 2016/09/01 to 2020/12/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2012/01/01 to 2020/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2012/01/01 to 2020/12/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2012/01/01 to 2020/12/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2012/01/01 to 2020/12/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 1XX (3) 2012/01/01 to 2020/12/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2012/01/01 to 2020/12/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU PSYC 1st (3) 2012/01/01 to 2020/12/31

Course Offerings

Winter 2022

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.