On Campus
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 1.5-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 7.5-hour independent study weekly

Distance Online
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 1-hour online exercises weekly
1 x 7.5-hour independent study weekly
1 Admission into BDDE-Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education
2 DSRS3221 - Positive Behaviour Support
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Assignment(s), Exercises, Quiz
Topic description

Within this topic, we will explore the foundations of comprehensive Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plans for people living with disabilities in community-based settings. We will review principles of learning, and the steps involved in conducting assessment and functional analysis. This will include indirect and direct assessment methods, developing and testing hypotheses, and goal setting.

Educational aims

This topic aims to enable graduates to conduct individualised functional behaviour assessment and analysis for people with complex behaviour support needs in partnership with key stakeholders.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Determine appropriate indirect and direct assessment methods to identify factors influencing the occurrence of behaviours of concern
  2. Compile and interpret assessment data to explain operant behaviours using the four-term contingency model
  3. Develop and test data-based hypotheses to determine the function of behaviours of concern for individuals with complex support needs
  4. Present functional behaviour assessments using professional language that is accessible to key stakeholders