The course provides an understanding of the philosophical and historical underpinnings of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Explain and introduce students to the basic assumptions and principles of Behaviour analysis as an applied field,
Outline and explain each of the seven dimensions of ABA
Training in the use of behavioural principles and technologies to promote and increase socially significant behaviours like communication, self management, social skills and life skills for those with intellectual disabilities.
Training in conducting behavioural assessments to identify the function of a challenging and create and intervention to reduce that behaviour using methods like functional communication training, differential reinforcement of alternative behaviour and so on.
Understanding the importance of using evidence based interventions and data collection.
This course is designed for teachers, SNAs, youth workers, care workers and those working with children or adolescents with autism and other disabilities in many different settings. It may also be helpful for parents who want to develop skills in ABA for supporting their own children.
This course is aimed at providing students with a clear critical, analytic, and evaluative understanding and solid foundation of contemporary knowledge in behavioural theory and practice and the principles underpinning the subject area.
Definitions, Characteristics and Basic Principles
Selection, Defining and Measuring Behaviour
Behavioural Intervention, Measurement and Evaluation
* Topics are subjects to change without notice
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Caroline Wheeler completed a BA in Psychology at National University of Maynooth, and an MSc in Applied Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. She is currently completing a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College Dublin.
Caroline has over 8 years of work across the lifespan in a variety of services; including Intellectual Disability Services, ABA schools, and Mental Health Services. She has worked within the Research Motor Neurone (RMN) team based in Trinity College Dublin, where she explored psychological interventions in addressing the significant and complex mental health needs of caregivers of people with ALS.
Caroline is a reflective practitioner, who is passionate about supporting clients in developing their personal potential through using interventions grounded in the humanistic perspective.