||PED676 - Applied Behavior Analysis
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|Course Description: Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientific based method of understanding human behavior and using that understanding to change socially significant behaviors. This course provides an overview of the major components – philosophical as well as applied – of Applied Behavior Analysis, including assessment and intervention design.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
- Define characteristics of behaviorism and of applied behavior analysis per Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968.
- Understand behavioral principles and procedures for increasing behavior.
- Understand principles and procedures for reducing behavior.
- Understand behavioral principles and procedures for promoting the generation, generalization, and maintenance of behavior.
- Understand the methods involved in conducting functional assessments and functional analyses.
- Design and carry out a single-subject research design procedure.
- Understand the various philosophies of behaviorism and the role of private events in each.
- Understand the functionalist (vs. structuralist) approach to behavior change within an “outcomes based” context.
- Understand the current status and future directions of school-based behavioral interventions.
|Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATIONAL COUNSELING WITH PPSC CREDENTIAL OPTION
- Construct curriculum for diverse classrooms and classroom interventions strategies based on learning theory.
- Develop and evaluate comprehensive guidance programs based on relevant data.
- Integrate computer technology relevant to the tasks and role of a school counselor.
- Perform as professional school counselors and professional leaders reflecting the history and trends of the profession to enhance the field of school counseling.
- Support academic success for all preK-16 students by employing appropriate standardized and non-standardized group and individual educational and psychological assessment data and data driven educational decisions/interventions.
Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.
Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.
The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://www.nu.edu/LIBRARY/ReferenceTools/citations.html
National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:
Contact the Library:
- (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
- 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)
Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help
- Recorded class presentations
- Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:
- Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
- Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
- There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures