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Course Descriptions

School Psychology Department

Course Descriptions

SCH BC521—
BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION, AND CONSULTATION

(3 credits)

This course examines major theoretical models and strategies for addressing behavior and emotional problems in the classroom setting, including principles of learning theory and behavior modification, and positive behavioral supports. Foundational skills will emphasize selection of target behaviors, techniques for increasing and decreasing behaviors, contingency contracting, and group management strategies. Cross-cultural perspectives will provide a context for understanding and addressing student behavior. Students will learn to problem-solve, anticipate and prevent problem behaviors, plan and implement interventions, and evaluate and modify interventions based on monitoring data. Students will apply these skills as they conduct a functional behavioral assessment. Students will generate a repertoire of strategies and learn to analyze appropriate approaches for individuals or groups of children.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Updated 5/5/11

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