The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- Contemporary best-practice behaviour analysis is predicated on:
- Peer-reviewed, evidenced-based research
- Interventions that are thoroughly individualized via detailed assessment processes
- A contextual “Goodness of Fit” with families
- Professional ethics
- Problem behaviours are best assessed via a functional behaviour assessment.
- Problem behaviours are best remediated via a functional and not a structural approach to intervention.
- Initial selection and refinement of interventions are predicated on a visual analysis of baseline and ongoing data.
- Interventions are most likely to succeed when consistently implemented across settings and people:
- Parents and other caregivers are key to ensure that gains generalize across settings and are maintained over time
- Case studies
- Audio-visual presentations
- Problem-based learning
- Reading groups
- Self-directed online learning
- On-line contributions
- Module exams
- Case Studies
- Clinical treatment plans
- Academic essay
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Evaluate peer-reviewed behavioural research for current best practices in functional behaviour assessments and function-based interventions.
- Conduct behavioural assessments to identify the functions that maintain problem behaviours employing indirect, direct, and experimental methods.
- Select clinically and contextually appropriate function-based interventions with attention to peer-reviewed, evidence-based procedures, and contemporary professional ethics.
- Craft contextually appropriate instructional methods for conducting parent and staff training.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
- Individually assigned readings and/or books
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.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||DOUG DACS 5112 (3) & DOUG DACS 5113 (1.5) = SFU EDUC 4XX (3)||2008/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GENS 3XX (3)||2008/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||DOUG DACS 5112 (1.5) & DOUG DACS 5113 (1.5) = UVIC CYC 3XX (1.5)||2008/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|