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  • Objectives
    The Behaviour Support Diploma Program builds on the knowledge and skills you developed in the Education/Teacher Assistant certificate program. This additional year of study focuses on the development of knowledge and skills to work with children and youth with behavioural challenges. Graduates of the Behaviour Support Diploma have the knowledge and skills to work in education/community settings with individuals who exhibit emotional and/or behavioural challenges requiring support.
  • Academic Title
    Behaviour Support Diploma
  • Course description
    Course Descriptions

    College Success Skills
    Enhance and strengthen your skills for success for college and career. Emphasis is on personal management, study skills, and critical thinking.

    Collaborative Practices

    Explore the principles of leadership and teamwork including decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, advocacy, and lifelong development.

    Professional Practices

    This course addresses ethical and professional practices in human services, such as personal and professional boundaries, self care, stress management, and the role of life-long learning.

    Trends and Issues in Human Services

    Study human services from a historical perspective. Examine trends, values, and issues associated with support for individuals with disabilities, and family functioning dynamics.

    Family and Society Studies

    This course addresses cultural competency as well as family functioning, parenting and learning from families. Family issues such as violence, neglect, and abandonment are explored.

    Therapeutic Communication
    This course focuses on specific aspects of effective communication practices and the development of cultural sensitivity and competence.

    Individualized Program Planning
    Prerequisite: EACP 160 Introduction to Exceptionalities or equivalent.
    This course examines the principles of program plan development, including skills in observation, data collection, goal setting and report writing.

    Support Strategies I
    This course focuses on the skills needed to build relationships and address student engagement and explore strategies for prevention, negotiation, improving self-esteem, and positive reinforcement.

    Support Strategies II
    This course focuses on proactive and reactive intervention strategies including anger management, conflict resolution, problem solving, social skill development and de-escalation.

    Specialized Interventions
    This course examines special topics associated with behaviour issues such as safe restraints, suicide prevention, substance abuse and assistive technology.

    Developing Resiliency
    This course focuses on the concept of resiliency in children, families, and communities. Factors that contribute to resiliency and factors that limit resiliency are examined.

    Working with Atypical Behaviours
    Examine the functions of behaviour as well as specific types of disorders/disabilities related to aggression, hyperactivity, social problems and mental illnesses, and behaviour diagnoses.

    Practicum I
    Concepts and skills learned in the classroom are applied in community settings through placement with educational/community service agencies.

    Practicum II
    Prerequisite is Practicum I or departmental approval.

    Practicum III

    Prerequisite is Practicum II or departmental approval.

    Introduction to e-Portfolio

    This course introduces you to e-portfolio philosophy and software. Create and maintain an e-portfolio that emphasizes your personal, educational, and career goals.

    Career Skills Evaluation
    This final course in the college success series helps you assess your employment skills and design a professional development plan as you prepare to transition from college to the workplace.

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