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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Examines contemporary evidence based positive behaviour support approaches. Strategies for aligning organisational policies and support with evidence based practice will be operationalised within a person centred framework. The skills of mentoring and leading a behaviour support team will be developed.

Unit content

  1. Key literature and legislation pertaining to positive behaviour support
  2. Knowing the person, building relationships and actioning interests and aspirations
  3. Environments, systems and strategies that facilitate opportunity, engagement, communication, choice, control and meaningful activity
  4. Functional assessment of behaviour: approaches and tools, and evidence based positive behaviour support practices to endorse least restrictive approaches
  5. Working with teams: multidisciplinary, families, networks of support
  6. Behaviour Support Planning: developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically appraise the contribution of the main theoretical constructs and legislation in influencing positive behaviour support Ethical practice
2support staff in the development and maintenance of positive environments and relationships relevant to the person’s interests and interactional styles Ethical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3construct a model that explains the functions of a person’s challenging behaviour and how those are maintainedEthical practiceCultural competence
4provide leadership in initiating and collaborating to develop a behaviour support plan with a teamEthical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
5evaluate the implementation of a behaviour support plan to ensure best evidence based practiceEthical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
6critically appraise organisational policies and strategies to ensure least restrictive practicesEthical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically appraise the contribution of the main theoretical constructs and legislation in influencing positive behaviour support
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. support staff in the development and maintenance of positive environments and relationships relevant to the person’s interests and interactional styles
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. construct a model that explains the functions of a person’s challenging behaviour and how those are maintained
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. provide leadership in initiating and collaborating to develop a behaviour support plan with a team
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. evaluate the implementation of a behaviour support plan to ensure best evidence based practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. critically appraise organisational policies and strategies to ensure least restrictive practices
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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