Treating Challenging Behaviours


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ABS102 - Treating Challenging Behaviours


ABS100, ABS101, ABS202, ABS104, ABS200

In this course, the students are introduced to a variety of procedures used to assess and treat challenging behaviours presented by individuals with autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Topics covered include functional behavioural assessment and functional analysis and scientifically validated techniques for the treatment of challenging behaviours, e.g., stereotype, pica, aggression, self-injury, etc. Emphases is placed on ethical considerations such as the utilization of the least intrusive, least restrictive model and "effective treatment". Techniques covered include antecedent control strategies, schedules of reinforcement, extinction, differential reinforcement strategies, social stories, desensitization procedures, and decelerative procedures.

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