Health, Wellness and Social Services

Treating Challenging Behaviours

14 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Overview

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

Graduate of an education or human services diploma or degree in Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assistant, Recreation and Leisure Services, or Developmental Service Worker program.

  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification. Students must remain current throughout the program up to time of graduation.
  • Completion of a Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Course (CPI) at the student’s own expense. Intervention Course (CPI) is a co-requisite course and must be completed by the end of Field Placement I.
  • Students may be required to travel for this course.
  • Completed Confidential Student Health Record.
  • Up-to-date immunization and a recent 2-step TB skin test.
  • Current Criminal Reference Check (must be less than one year old and renewed on a yearly basis).

Standard Fee $394.30

Senior Fee $351.78

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at www.textnet.ca.

Students may also purchase textbooks from a source of their choice, but the ISBN must match.

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Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.