What makes us behave as we do? How can behaviour be changed?
This course is a general introduction to the principles of behaviour management. It will provide an overview of theory, plus the major concepts related to positive behavioural approaches, including classical and operant conditioning. The key elements of the ABC model will be reviewed, in particular the use of reinforcement strategies to promote learning. There will also be an emphasis on the ethical utilization of behavioural techniques to enhance the probability that people with developmental handicaps will develop effective behaviours that are personally fulfilling, productive and socially acceptable.