Clinical Applications of Behaviour Analysis
• Behaviour analytic instruction
• The assessment and treatment of childhood feeding and sleeping problems, and stereotypy
• Teaching verbal behaviour
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
- Professional ethics require behaviour analysts to restrict interventions to procedures found effective in published, peer-reviewed studies.
- Behaviour analysts search academic databases and read contemporary publications to remain abreast of treatment refinements.
- Feeding, sleeping, and stereotypy problem behaviours are frequently seen in individuals with an ASD and remediating such problems form part of the professional repertoire of the behaviour analyst.
- Teaching children and persons who support them (parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, etc.) using behaviour analytic instructional methods form a central role of the behaviour analyst.
- Case studies
- Audio-visual presentations
- Problem-based learning
- Reading groups
- Self-directed online learning
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:
- Online contribution
- Module exams
- Case studies
- Clinical treatment plans
- Academic essay
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Select and conduct clinically relevant assessment procedures for sleeping, feeding, and stereotypy behaviours.
- Select and evaluate best-practice methods for teaching functional communication, and for treating sleeping, feeding, and stereotypy behaviours.
- Hone methods for conducting parent and staff training.
- Refine technological behaviour analytic writing skills consistent with APA formatting and style.
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.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for DACS 5113|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||DOUG DACS 5112 (3) & DOUG DACS 5113 (1.5) = SFU EDUC 4XX (3)|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||No credit|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||No credit|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||DOUG DACS 5112 (1.5) & DOUG DACS 5113 (1.5) = UVIC CYC 3XX (1.5)|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||No credit|