Course description

This course introduces a variety of procedures used to assess and treat challenging behaviours presented by individuals with autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder. Topics include functional behavioural assessment and functional analysis and scientifically validated techniques for the treatment of challenging behaviours such as 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.

Course details

Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery