Designing and Implementing Intervention Programmes HEA3160

Overview

This module will enable the student to consider their role in the design and evaluation of behavioural support plans. Students will have access to academic and work based support to consider the implementation of an intervention programme. The multi-disciplinary nature of the student group will allow the student to discuss the design of a programme with their immediate peer group. This will allow the opportunity for peer assisted learning and support, within a constructive and safe environment.

Module Code: HEA3160
Level: 6
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

Who is this module for?

This module is designed for those working or supporting people with learning disabilities.

What are the key aims of the programme?

The use of therapeutic interventions in order to allow individuals to manage their behaviour and therefore lead a person centred life has been advocated by many authors (DOH, 2009; Gates et al, 2007). The need for appropriate and ethical interventions that are evidenced based and is high on the current Government agenda (Positive and Proactive, DH 2014) and will provide meaningful information to individuals and their supporters.

Students will be involved in the design and implementation of a piece of work that will illustrate their knowledge of working within an ethical and legal framework in order to meet the needs of individuals. Appropriate and timely intervention by competent and skilled students will allow individuals and services to support people within their local communities and reduce the need for external provision of services which can often serve to marginalise and exclude people from their own locality.

What will I study?

  • Introduction to ALS;
  • Processes within ALS;
  • Critical reflection;
  • Approaches to increasing behaviour, e.g. prompting, shaping, chaining, modelling, incidental teaching, precision teaching;
  • Approaches to developing new behaviour Antecedent manipulations, functional communication training, differential reinforcements, non-contingent reinforcement, extinction, punishment, contingency contracts and token systems, self management;
  • Practical approaches to checking and calculating reliability;
  • Visual representation of data;
  • Practice aspects of using reversal, multiple baseline and alternating treatments.

How will I be assessed?

  • A 20 minute seminar presentation with supporting paper (70%)
  • A 1,500 word reflective account that considers problem solving and work based issues in relation to the design and implementation of intervention programmes (30%).

On successful completion you will:

  • Critically analyse a range of approaches to develop new behaviours/increase existing behaviours;
  • Design, implement and evaluate functionally-based behavioural interventions designed to develop new behaviour and /or increase the occurrence of existing behaviours;
  • Critically evaluate approaches to reducing and replacing challenging behaviour;
  • Critically analyse maintenance and generalisation of behavioural intervention including issues of systems support;
  • Critically reflect upon work practice in the context of current debate and problem solving issues which hinder the design and implementation of intervention programmes.

Study Dates and Venues

February 2020 S2

Venue: Ormskirk Campus

Starts: Mon 17th Feb 2020

Session Times:
  • 1st & 2nd Session: Monday, 17 Feb 20, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 3rd & 4th Session: Tuesday, 18 Feb 20, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 5th & 6th Session: Wednesday, 19 Feb 20, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 7th & 8th Session: Thursday, 20 Feb 20, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • Presentation: Monday, 27 Apr 20, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • Reflective Assignment Deadline: Monday, 11 May 2020, 4.00pm.

Study dates and times are subject to change.

Further Information

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

For details of how to apply, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

For further information on module content please contact Module Coordinator James Ridley on 01695 657010 or email ridleyj@edgehill.ac.uk.

Pathways

This is a compulsory module for the BSc (Hons) Behaviour Analysis and Intervention. The module cannot be studied on a stand alone basis.