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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Functional Behaviour Assessment
                Analysing the Function of Behaviour to Guide Support

Behaviour change requires an understanding of the reasons why a particular behaviour occurs. Determining these reasons requires an objective, logical process of analysis. Behaviour change will not be maintained if the function of the original behaviour of concern is not central to the supports provided.

This evidence-informed workshop is designed to increase the participant’s understanding of the process of establishing the function of a behaviour of concern and determining the supports required for the individual.

Dates:14 Mar 2024 (Thu)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Amanda Reed

Amanda is a speech pathologist with a Masters in Applied Linguistics. She has worked in the field of autism, across a range of settings and services, for over 20 years. Amanda is currently a Positive Behaviour Support Specialist in regional Victoria, a role which involves working with families to build capacity in managing the family member with autism. Amanda has facilitated workshops for professionals and families on the features of autism, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), teaching critical communication skills, applied behaviour analysis, and positive behaviour support. She has worked collaboratively with families, schools and allied health professionals to implement supports to improve the quality of life of individuals on the autism spectrum and has consulted to autism programs internationally. Amanda is passionate about ensuring that individuals with autism have functional communication skills and that positive behaviour support is used to create an autism-friendly environment and to improve quality of life. Her work with Autism Spectrum Australia allows her to pursue these passions.

Course Outline
  1. Definition of behaviours of concern
  2. Factors which contribute to these behaviour
  3. Objectively describing the behaviour
  4. Precipitating factors
  5. Responses and reactions following the occurrence of a behaviour
  6. The functions of behaviour
  7. Environmental supports
  8. Replacement behaviours
  9. Rewards and reinforcement
  10. Reviewing the plan
  11. Q & A
Course Objectives

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify factors to consider prior to completing an analysis of a behaviour of concern
  2. List factors which contribute to behaviours of concern
  3. Objectively describe a range of behaviours of concern
  4. Define precipitating factors
  5. Describe reactions to behaviours of concern
  6. List the primary functions of behaviours of concern
  7. Identify environmental supports that will reduce the likelihood that behaviours of concern will occur
  8. Generate possible replacement behaviours which have the same function as the behaviour of concern
  9. Define reinforcement and describe a range of ways in which behaviour can be rewarded
  10. Describe the reasons that regular reviews of progress are essential
Who Can Benefit?

Parents, teachers, support workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologist and psychologists.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
31 Dec 2023 420
Normal Till Full 480