Understanding Challenging Behaviour (EDPD5004)


This unit is designed to give participants the competencies required to design learning environments to support positive behaviour in children, adolescents and adults with autism. The aim of the unit of study is to enable participants to prevent challenging behaviour through positive, proactive approaches. In addition, participants will develop the competencies to support positive behaviours through an understanding of the process of functional assessment. Participants will focus on the development of skills needed to work with families, carers, and individuals with disabilities as part of a multidisciplinary team in supporting positive behaviour

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x behavioural support statement and reflection (20%); 5x in-class tasks (5x6%) and 1x behaviour support plan (30%) and 1x professional development workshop (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.