Contemporary Applied Behaviour Analysis (C-ABA) 5 Days, Primary & Post Primary

Primary Behaviour Courses
Date Venue
30th September 2019 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22
15th October 2019 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22
24th October 2019 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22
12th November 2019 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22
26th November 2019 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22
2nd October 2019 Limerick Education Centre
17th October 2019 Limerick Education Centre
5th November 2019 Limerick Education Centre
15th November 2019 Limerick Education Centre
29th November 2019 Limerick Education Centre
22nd January 2020 Laois Education Centre
7th February 2020 Laois Education Centre
28th February 2020 Laois Education Centre
11th March 2020 Laois Education Centre
25th March 2020 Laois Education Centre
20th March 2020 Carrick on Shannon Education Centre
2nd April 2020 Carrick on Shannon Education Centre
21st April 2020 Carrick on Shannon Education Centre
28th April 2020 Carrick on Shannon Education Centre
7th May 2020 Carrick on Shannon Education Centre
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins : 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 4.00 PM

Course Description

The 5-day SESS Contemporary Applied Behaviour Analysis (C-ABA) course is designed to teach the skills necessary for the design, implementation, and evaluation of behaviour management programmes for use with individuals with mild, moderate, or intensive needs in a variety of settings. Behaviour management programmes focus on both the elimination of problem behaviours, and the acquisition and maintenance of replacement skills.

 

Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will learn to:

  • Apply behavioural terminology correctly to specific behavioural episodes
  • Collect data using appropriate technologies and procedures
  • Chart data correctly using Excel
  • Evaluate effectiveness of interventions using charts of data
  • Identify and select effective reinforcers
  • Identify functions of challenging behaviour
  • Identify antecedent and environmental variables that may be effecting challenging behaviour
  • Conduct and analyse effective ABC data
  • Develop appropriate interventions for behaviour based on identifying function and analysis of antecedent and environmental factors
  • Apply appropriate schedules of reinforcement for positive/replacement behaviours
  • Construct task analyses for academic and social behaviours
  • Complete a course portfolio, applying theory to practice in current classroom settings

 

Course Outline and Content

  • Defining behaviour

  • Behaviour data collection

  • Identifying functions of behaviour

  • Conducting ABC recording and data analysis

  • Identifying effective reinforcers and application of appropriate schedules of reinforcement

  • Increasing and maintaining desirable behaviours

  • Reducing and replacing inappropriate behaviours positively

  • Identifying antecedent and environmental variables that may be effecting behaviour

  • Shaping and chaining academic and social behaviours

  • Prompts, fading prompts stimulus control

  • Understanding that behaviour interventions should be selected based on levels of least intrusion

  • Maintenance and generalisation of appropriate behaviours

  • Self-management strategies

 

Information for Applicants

An SESS Certificate of Completion is available to teachers who attend all 5 days of the course and complete the course portfolio as outlined above

 

The course is open to

  • Teachers working in classes for student(s) with special education needs in a mainstream setting
  • Teachers in Special Schools who are currently working with student(s) with special education needs
  • Full-time Special Education Teachers who are currently working with student(s) with special education needs
  • Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for students with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal
  • Typically substitution will only be allocated to non - substitute teachers
  • Payment is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity

 

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.