Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) (5-day course)

ABA has been widely reviewed and accepted as an effective method of teaching students with ASD. The Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis course provides an overview of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) history and theory, with an emphasis on practical applications to prepare you to implement ABA principles in the school setting. This course covers positive behavioural interventions and supports, data collection, discrete trial teaching, task analysis, generalization of skills to the home and community, and much more!

We include opportunities to participate in practical hands-on activities and application exercises so that you may confidently apply the concepts and strategies into your setting. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with knowledge and tools to implement ABA strategies and techniques into an instructional program that can benefit students along the ASD spectrum.

This 5-day, 30-hour, intensive practical course is offered to teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educational staff working at any grade level (K – 12) to support students with ASD in developing their social, academic, and adaptive skills.

Registration Details

This course is open to all BC School District and Independent School personnel.

  • All registrants pay a $50 admin fee
  • Registrations are not transferable

Course Structure & Content

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Course
  • Module 2: Introduction to ASD
  • Module 3: Individual Characteristics
  • Module 4: Understanding Behaviour
  • Module 5: The Inclusive Classroom
  • Module 6: Structuring the Environment
  • Module 7: Communication – Goals, Strategies, & Resources
  • Module 8: Strategies & Resources for Social Skills
  • Module 9: Executive Functions
  • Final Capstone Project

Readings assigned for the course may be accessed via the course website through a username and password provided in advance of each course.

Participants will receive a course binder which contains the course outline, core concept notes, assignment forms, resources, glossary, and references, and a set of POPARD handouts.

The mark in this class will be based on completion of the on demand modules, assignments, readings and quizzes, participation in the live sessions, and the final capstone project. Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a mark of superior pass, pass, or no pass.