Bilc Curriculum

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When developing our curriculum, to ensure our program would offer quality educational outcomes; I created a Venn diagram that conveyed the interconnection of:
BYLC’s mission, vision and values.
The core knowledge, understanding, skills and values outlined in Melbourne Declaration.
The Australian Curriculum’s (AC) learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities.

Due to the disengaged nature of our students, I surmised, that the AC’s general capabilities provide an excellent structure for the life-skilling programs we implement at BYLC. Therefore, I mapped the AC’s English and Mathematics content descriptors to the Literacy and Numeracy general capabilities as a basis for our modified curriculum.

Applying the knowledge I gained while working as an early intervention behavioural therapist for children with ASD, I have initiated and facilitated Functional Behaviour Analysis (FBA) as means of collecting and analysing data on students who exhibit difficult behaviours. I have directed staff in collecting data on a student who was displaying on-going anti-social behaviours and performed an FBA. I deduced the motivation behind many behaviours was to gain attention from adults. To lessen his need to
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Setting short and achievable tasks.
Providing ongoing constructive feedback throughout the class.

In addition to this, I have conducted Child Behaviour Checklists (CBCL) with the teachers and parent of a child who was displaying behaviours indicating a Social Emotional Disorder. This information was provided to the student’s doctor so she could make a referral to a psychologist as part of his Mental Health Treatment Plan.

To better direct our school-based positive behaviour strategies, I have also used the principles of FBA to modify the school’s incident report form to gather behavioural data. In particular, I included sections to collect data on:
Preceding events
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