Course Overview

These training materials were created for the Autism Center of Excellence at Western Michigan University. This course has been designed to provide additional training for behavioral health professionals in providing treatment to those individuals with developmental disorders and other habit disorders. Dr. Woods provides an overview of habit disorders and discusses the assessment and treatment of those clients. 

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  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.5), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Understanding Habit Disorders

Unlike other courses in this category, this course focuses on disorders other than Autism. In this course, participants will be able to define symptoms of habit disorders like a TIC disorder or Tourettes. 

Treatment Implications

An important topic in this course surrounds the implications of beginning treatment with this cohort. In many cases, treating these disorders without using the correct model, may enhance the disorder or create many more treatment barriers. 

Function-Based Interventions

One of the models used as part of treatment for these habit disorders is the Function-Based Intervention. This course provides a step by step guide to using this model as a basis for assessment and treatment. 

What People Are Saying

The module was very informative. It was easy to navigate and thorough in its presentation of the information.

- Brooke C.