AFW200 - Field Placement II

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-07-20 11:35:12.428
Last review date 2018-07-20 11:35:20.399

Subject Title
Field Placement II

Subject Description
This subject will provide a practical opportunity to demonstrate some of the vocational outcomes of the program. Students will further develop their technical skills through application of their knowledge gained in the prerequisite and corequisite courses. In addition to developing and implementing treatment plans, students will use a guided observation to identify behavioural practices and their effectiveness. Students will continue to 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?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. Develop intervention plans within ABA/IBI context that are developmentally appropriate and functional
4. Implement assessment and treatment plans in a variety of settings
5. Evaluate treatment effectiveness through data collection, graphing and analysis, and report findings to treatment team verbally and in writing
6. Recommend and/or modify intervention strategies and adapt the environment as needed to increase learning success and reduce problematic behaviours
7. Contribute constructively to clinical team meetings
8. Collaborate with clinical team members to facilitate access to appropriate community services and resources
9. Communicate effectively with clinical supervisors and service providers about the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate services for families of children with ASD
10.Develop transition plans to meet the changing needs of the individual, family and service providers within and across a variety of settings
11.Work within the policies, procedures and guidelines of the placement service providers
12.Seek and respond to supervision feedback
13.Communicate limitations of their expertise, role, or responsibility to families and service providers and refers others to supervisors as appropriate
14.Practice ongoing self-evaluation of knowledge and skills and identify areas for professional development
15.Apply knowledge of crisis prevention and management as appropriate with follow-through using debriefing and reporting procedures
16.Survey available community services for individuals with ASD and their families

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 for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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

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.

- Police Reference Check, Seneca Medical, Field Placement I, ABS100, ABS101, ABS202, ABS103, ABS104 & ABS105, NVCPI
- ABS102, 201, 200 &203
ABS102, ABS201, ABS200 & ABS203

Topic Outline

Prescribed Texts
Field Placement Manual II

Reference Material

Required Supplies

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)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( 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:

Evaluation will be based on regular contact with College Faculty, assignments, self and placement supervisor evaluation of generic and ABA skills

The grade will be determined based on the following at the end of the placement: Behavioural Skills
• Reflects development and implementation of behavioural assignments and verbal presentations
• The assignments and marking rubrics are outlined in the Appendices according the type of field placement site.

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.



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