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This course provides a student with the opportunity to utilize Applied Behaviour Analysis while directly supporting people with developmental disabilities who have challenging behaviours.

Students will utilize the academic knowledge and skills gained through previous courses on site at agencies in the developmental services sector. Students share responsibility to find placements at organizations. Working with extreme behaviours and in secure settings, students will work in conjunction with and learn from behavioural professionals. As well, there will be an online seminar supporting the placement process. The course will consist of 105 hours of field placement and eight hours of integrative seminar. Students require CPR, first aid and medical certificate, and a police record check prior to placement.


Section 70 is restricted to students from the PDSB.

DSW.800 Introduction to Behaviour Technology may be taken concurrently/consecutively with DSW. 801 Behaviour Technology 1, DSW. 802 Behaviour Technology 2 and/or DSW. 803 Functional Behaviour Assessment/Program Evaluation, provided this is deemed appropriate during the background interview.

DSW. 804 Field Practice may be taken concurrently with DSW. 805 Professional Practice

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