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Title: An Evaluation of a Professional Development Programme in Functional Behavior Assessment for Educators in Australia
Contributor(s): Bitsika, Vicki  (author); Warren, Amalia C (author); Sharpley, Christopher F  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The efficacy of delivering autism-focused Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) training within a six-session professional development (PD) framework was investigated with 23 Australian educators. FBA knowledge, selfefficacy (SE), and confidence were measured pre-to-post-PD series as markers of educator ability to address the challenging behaviours associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). A significant relationship was found between confidence, SE, and overall performance in various aspects of the educator’s job role. These results suggest that this form of PD may be used to train educators in the skills necessary to improve both their own working experience and their students’ learning opportunities.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Special Education, 32(3), p. 630-641
Publisher: International Journal of Special Education
Place of Publication: Canada
ISSN: 0827-3383
Field of Research (FOR): 110999 Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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