Understanding Challenging Behaviour - POPARD Super-workshop


Open to all BC School District and independent school personnel, this introductory workshop will help participants develop a basic understanding about behaviour and the underlying causes of challenging behaviour. In addition, some common strategies for preventing and managing challenging behaviour will be discussed.


Learning outcomes include:

  • Define behaviour, challenging behaviour, and develop operational definitions of behaviour
  • Describe how the environment influences challenging behaviour
  • Label and describe the ABCs (of challenging behaviour) and identify examples of them
  • Identify the different functions that behaviours serve, and explain why it is important to determine the function prior to intervention
  • Use ABC data collection to determine the function of behaviour
  • Give examples of class-wide antecedent interventions and describe their components
  • Define replacement behaviours
  • Describe several interventions, including token economies and behaviour contracts
  • Discriminate between punishment and extinction, and explain the pitfalls of using punishment procedures
  • Explain why it is important to collect data

registration details

POPARD super‑workshops are open to all BC School District and Independent School personnel. Click here to choose a workshop session.