Learn how Applied Behaviour Analysis can be used to maintain those positive behaviours in which individuals with ASD engage.
Study Increasing Desirable Behaviours at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
This module is an introduction to the core assessment and intervention elements of Applied Behaviour Analysis for Certificate level students. No prior knowledge is assumed. Students gain an understanding of basic principles in increasing and maintaining behaviour. In the applied domain students learn how to develop effective intervention plans for individuals demonstrating behavioural deficits. The lecture/seminar design of the course means that students develop an understanding of some basic issues, become familiar with research literature, improve their presentation skills and evolve their skills in debating in an academic forum.
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About this course
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This module will allow students to learn how the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis can be used to maintain those positive behaviours in which individuals with ASD engage. Students will also learn how to implement programmes using shaping and chaining to help individuals with ASD to learn new skills.
The course is aimed at parents and professionals interested in working with and teaching children and young adults with autism.
During the course students are also required to attend a face-to-face practical classes (Weeks 9) where skills in shaping, reinforcer sampling, etc. will be assessed. The face-to-face class will be held at the Coleraine campus on Wednesday morning).
Thise undergraduate short courses sits within the Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), which lets you study a variety of accredited modules (from 5 to 20 credits), regardless of your previous qualifications or experience.
CPPD modules are totally flexible study as many or as few as you want, with no time limit. Once you've accumulated 60 credits, you will be awarded an Undergraduate Certificate in Personal and Professional Development from the University.
Of course, the modules can also be studied as standalone courses.
Linked programmesCPPD Personal and Professional Development,
Requires on-campus attendance in blocks/set number of days
During the course students are also required to attend a face-to-face practical classes (Weeks 9) where skills in shaping, reinforcer sampling, etc. will be assessed.
The face-to-face class will be held at the Coleraine campus on Wednesday morning).
This course is open for direct application. There are no prior qualifications required, but we would suggest that applicants can provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE English Language grades A-C or equivalent)
English Language Requirements
International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent
- 26 September 2016
- 1 November 2016
Fees and funding
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- Northern Ireland & EU:
Module is priced for applicants from Northern Ireland and EU. If you are a GB or International applicant, please contact us for pricing.
Scholarships, awards and prizes
Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/docs/FlexiblePathwaysApplication201516.docx
Please contact FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk for enquiries or to apply for this course.
You can also phone us on (+44) 2890 366680.