Using Resources in Behaviour Problems

10 Units

Introduces the range of approaches to managing individual student behaviour needs including evaluating individual behaviour plans, dealing with comorbid behaviours, and addressing academic and social needs.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

To provide students with the opportunity to examine both human and material resources involved in the provision of quality interventions in the field of emotional disturbance and behaviour disorders and to be able to evaluate effective positive behaviour programs.


The course addresses research and practice in the areas of:

  1. evaluating individual behaviour plans
  2. alternate approaches to managing and self-management including direct instruction, cognitive, metacognitive and cooperative learning methods.
  3. comorbid behaviours
  4. addressing behaviours arising from communication difficulties due to autism, intellectual disability or sensory impairment
  5. using augmentive and assistive communication strategies
  6. developing effective research skills in behaviour and emotional disturbance
Replacing Course(s) Nil
Transition Nil
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Two years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 1. A review of an education setting (20%). 2. Review of teaching strategies for students with behaviour support needs (35%). 3. Evaluation of a positive behaviour program and provide a critique of the process (45%).
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 26 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6081

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