ABS105 - Field Placement I

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Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:26:11.408
Last review date 2017-07-17 00:15:01.174


Subject Title
Field Placement I

Subject Description
This subject will provide a practical opportunity to demonstrate some of the vocational outcomes of the program. The placement will consist of 140 hours of participation in an ABA/IBI program for individuals with ASD. The student will develop technical skills through application of their knowledge gained in the prerequisite courses. Students will also have the opportunity to observe and practice the ethical application of behavioural principles / techniques.

Credit Status
One Credit toward the Autism and Behavioural Science Ontario Graduate Certificate Program.

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

1. Compile and synthesize assessment data, in order to contribute to the development of the individual with autism's profile and/or intervention plan
2. Apply in theory and practice the principles and procedures of ABA/IBI in working with individuals with ASD
3. Evaluate treatment effectiveness through data collection, graphing and analysis, and report findings to treatment team verbally and in writing
4. Recommend and/or modify intervention strategies and adapt the environment as needed to increase learning success and reduce problematic behaviours
5. Use appropriate interpersonal skills and problem solving techniques in working with individuals, families, clinical teams and service providers
6. Evaluate and respond effectively to family variables that impact on the treatment of individuals with ASD
7. Contribute constructively to clinical team meetings
8. Work within the policies, procedures and guidelines of the placement service providers
9. Implement assessment and treatment plans
10. Seek and respond to supervision feedback
11. Communicate limitations of their expertise, role, or responsibility to families and service providers and refers others to supervisors as appropriate
12. Apply knowledge of crisis prevention and management as appropriate with follow-through using debriefing and reporting procedures
13. Communicate effectively with clinical supervisors and service providers about the need for services for families of individuals with ASD.

Vocational Learning Outcomes: Autism and Behavioural Science Program
1. Assess and analyze the characteristics, skills, and behaviour of individuals with ASD to effectively implement evidence-based behavioural interventions.
2. Design and implement effective behavioural intervention plans under appropriate supervision and based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
3. Evaluate the effectiveness of behavioural intervention plans based on the principles of ABA.
4. Work collaboratively with families, teams, service providers, and the broader community to respond to the learning and behavioural needs of individuals with ASD.
5. Design, implement, and evaluate as part of a team, ABA based transition plans for individuals with ASD.
6. Comply with established ethical principles and professional guidelines.
7. Provide leadership in the promotion and provision of services to meet the needs of individuals with ASD and their families.
8. Evaluate empirical evidence in order to select appropriate interventions for individuals with ASD.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
- Police Reference check, Medical, Non Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certificate Training
- ABS100, 101, 104
Corequisites:
ABS103 and ABS202

Topic Outline
None.

Prescribed Texts
Field Placement Manual I

Reference Material
None.

Required Supplies
None.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
This field placement couse is delivered under the supervision of a college faculty member and an identified on-site professional/practitioner.  Students will receive training and feedback in the implementation of ABA intervention strategies and participate in clinical case reviews.  Students will  be required to present, submit and revise, as directed assignments.  Students will participate in self and supervisor evaluations of generic and ABA skills.  Evaluation will be based on completion of assignments, visit and discussion with Seneca faculty, self and placement supervisor's evaluation of generic and ABA skills. A passing grade in the Autism and Behavioural Science Ontario College Graduate Certificate is a minimum of "C" (60%).

Students unable to complete any formal evaluations without sufficient documented reason, will be given a grade of zero for the missed assessment(s) 
.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Behavioural Skills
The grade reflects the implementation of behavioural strategies as evidenced through three learning activities, self-evaluation, On-site Supervisor evaluation, and verbal presentation / discussion. The field placement manual contains all report formats and rubrics.
Guided Observation ................................................................................................20%
One Elective Learning activity ..................................................................................25%
One Program/Resource Review ...............................................................................25%

Generic Skills
Generic Skills Competencies Checklist (mean score from two assessments)................25%
Professional Reflection ...............................................................................................5%


A student is to demonstrate minimally 60% achievement in both generic skills and behavioural skills to receiving a passing grade in this subject.
                             

PLEASE RETAIN THIS SUBJECT OUTLINE FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE USE IN SUPPORT OF CREDIT APPLICATIONS AT OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. 

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This Ontario College Graduate Certificate program in Autism and Behavioural Sciences was made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Training, College and Universities © Queen’s Printer for Ontario 2005

Approved by: Lisa Somers