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EXC622 Assess & Behavioral App in Aut

Lead Faculty: Dr. KayDee Caywood

Course Description

Course focuses on empirical bases for assessment and treatment. Overview of ABA approach w/in overall treatment paradigm for autism. Includes schools, agencies professionals in discussion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the types of assessment procedures that yield information that is directly related to the design and evaluation of effective treatment programs students on the autism spectrum.
  • Articulate the basic behavioral principles and procedures for improving the behavior of persons diagnosed as autistic.
  • Describe the important aspects of determining what behavior management programs are effective for the individual child according to how (s)he fits within the autism spectrum disorder continuum.
  • Describe strategies used to facilitate integration in the general classroom while incorporating behavior management programs with those on the autism spectrum.
  • Describe strategies for crisis prevention and intervention used for students on the autism spectrum.
  • Describe the qualifications and training necessary for support staff in teaching children on the autism spectrum.
  • Describe legal issues apparent in the use of behavior management for those in public education and other public agencies in the treatment of those on the autism spectrum.