Available in 2017
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Introduces the range of approaches to managing individual student behaviour needs including evaluating individual behaviour plans, dealing with comorbid behaviours, and addressing academic and social needs.

Availability2017 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Examine both human and material resources involved in the provision of quality interventions in the field of emotional disturbance and behaviour disorders; and to be able to evaluate effective positive behaviour programs.


The course addresses research and practice in the areas of:

  1. evaluating individual behaviour plans
  2. alternate approaches to managing and self-management including direct instruction, cognitive, metacognitive and cooperative learning methods.
  3. comorbid behaviours
  4. addressing behaviours arising from communication difficulties due to autism, intellectual disability or sensory impairment
  5. using augmentive and assistive communication strategies
  6. developing effective research skills in behaviour and emotional disturbance

Assumed knowledge

Two years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification

Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises 1

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises 2

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact hours

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Integrated Learning Session

Online 26 hour(s) per Term

Equivalent 2hrs per week face to face.