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Behaviour and Regulation Studies

In NorQuest’s Behaviour and Regulation Studies, you will discover the complexities that underlie what has been traditionally known as challenging behaviours. Moving to a person-centred perspective, behaviours of concern challenges care partners to see that not all behaviours are challenging, rather that each behaviour is communicating a need.

This program will help you respond with techniques designed for individuals as you provide care within the context or relationship.

What to expect from the program

In this live-online, part-time program, you can enjoy an immersive, collaborative classroom experience from the comfort of your home. Ideal for learners who have full-time work, you can take this program while filling your other commitments.

All behaviour is a form of communication. And in this program, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of what certain behaviours are communicating, so you can respond in a way that encourages progress, trust, and certainty. By teaching the three-part model of biology, psychology, and environment, you’ll learn how these facets interplay with one another and lead to behaviours of concern.  

You’ll also learn: 

  • How the brain and processes can affect behaviour and regulation
  • How trauma affects behaviour
  • How to support families for self-regulation and co-regulation
  • How behaviour manifests in different developmental periods
  • And much more

An optional field placement is also included in this program. You can gain 150 hours of work experience. Take the knowledge you learned in the classroom and apply it to real-life situations, such as:

  • Observation and data collection 
  • Regulation and relationship-building 
  • Encouraging meaning and joy

By gaining on-the-job training, you’ll also have the chance to reflect on and discuss practices, so you can deepen your understanding while making important industry connections.

Career opportunities

As a post-diploma program, Behaviour and Regulation Studies is developed for students with previous knowledge and education in a range of backgrounds, including:
  • Disability studies alumni 
  • Early learning and child care educators 
  • Social workers 
  • Teachers 
  • Education assistants 
  • Health-care practitioners 

This program has been developed by instructors with over thirty years of experience and is taught by instructors with community experience, so you’ll gain tangible, practical knowledge that you can apply directly to your classroom, home, clinic, or workplace.

Graduates may work in a variety of settings, such as early intervention programs, school settings, and community agencies as well as directly in individual’s homes.

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