EXC635 Mgmt. of Behaviors in Class
This course will prepare teachers to work with students with behavior problems in a variety of settings, including public schools, alternative schools, residential treatment centers and incarcerated youth confined by the juvenile justice system.
- Describe the theoretical explanations of behavior disorders and its relationship to special education and examine the definitions of delinquency, the theoretical approaches and the guidelines that should be used when designing school interventions for problems such as vandalism, theft, substance abuse, rule-breaking and other delinquent acts. CC1K1
- Examine an alternative orientation to the management of behavior disorders based on patterns of deviance. CC2K3, CC1K1
- Demonstrate knowledge of the legal limitations and responsibilities of educators in dealing with acting out and/or violent behaviors in a variety of settings.CC1K2
- Identify the primary and secondary characteristics of rule-breaking and delinquency and the theories of causation of delinquency, social withdrawal, aggression and hyperactivity. BD1K2
- Design a functional assessment pinpointed behaviors exhibited by students, and the use of data to arrive at decisions for intervention. BD1K5
- Evaluate the categories and characteristics of hyperactivity, the medications and effects of medications for hyperactivity, other explanations and treatments for hyperactive behaviors and milieu therapy, psychodynamic treatment, token economies, differential reinforcement and the use of punishment in the management of aggressive behavior. BD1K3
- Examine the common characteristics of socially withdrawn youth, and the management procedures, guidelines, classification and assessment methods for interventions to identify students as it relates to their placement.
- Demonstrate the ability to provide positive, effective teaching and strategies and a positive classroom climate for students with behavior disorders.
- Design a classroom management plan for a public school setting and a residential or lock up situation dealing with secondary students.
- Develop an instructional plan appropriate in a classroom that could be short-term, with a variety of levels of academics, social and emotional progress.