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Behaviour Support

This training module is part of the comprehensive suite of training and certification offered by the global leaders in inclusive aquatics, Autism Swim.

Autism Swim (AS) provides a range of professional development services for aquatic professionals working with Neurodiverse participants in and around the water. Autism Swim and STA have partnered to offer introductory training modules for those not quite ready to undertake the full training and certification. For more information on certification, please visit the website.

CPD Value
½ Point
Validity of Programme
Three years.
Length of Programme
Approximately 45 minutes

In this individual training module, Behaviour Support, we talk through the most common behaviours you might see in the water with your participants, and what positive support strategies you can employ to support them.

By the end of this module, providers will be able to:

  • Understand that all behaviour is functional
  • Understand the four functions of behaviour
  • Identify and gather information relating to participant behaviour needs
  • Identify and gather data to assist with understanding behaviours
  • Acknowledge and explain the reasons why punishment is not an effective behaviour support strategy
  • Utilise positive behaviour support strategies when responding to behaviours
  • Understand task analysis and how changing levels of assistance can be a measure of progress
  • Identify strategies to motivate participants, teach new skills and to reduce behaviours of concern during aquatics
½ STA CPD Point is issued upon successful completion of this training module.
I understand that by enrolling in this training, I am receiving training from Autism Swim; however I am not becoming Autism Swim Approved. If I wish to undertake the Autism Swim certification, there are additional requirements, and I can sign-up for this through Autism Swim’s website.


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