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

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.