Assessment, Programming and Intervention in Behaviour Problems

10 Units

Explores the importance of a sound approach to implementing any behaviour change program. The need for adequate and appropriate data gathering as a basis for planning a behaviour support procedure will be examined, followed by systematic implementation with both ongoing and review evaluation. The course is based on a programming model of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. examine issues involved in assessment, programming and implementation in the field of emotional disturbance and behaviour disorders
  2. develop knowledge of the contextual factors in identifying and assessing behaviour needs
  3. conduct a behavioural functional assessment that leads to informed intervention procedures
  4. demonstrate knowledge of, and ability to implement, alternate intervention approaches for problem behaviour

The course provides research and practice in the areas of:

  1. use of specific screening and assessment devices and the development of assessment profiles.
  2. the development of programs including the writing of case programs and casework.
  3. the development and implementation of specific behaviour support plans to meet specific student needs.
  4. the use of safety and risk assessments, and crisis management.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 1
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 3

Contact Hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Equivalent 2hrs per week face to face.

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6079
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