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Course Description

Examines functional assessment and functional analysis procedures with a focus on mental health and educational settings. Emphasis is on providing students with an understanding of both procedural and conceptual issues surrounding evidence-based intervention design for persons with severe behavior problems. Students are required to purchase a one year subscription to the CBA Learning Module Series from Behavior Development Solutions (BDS). See Program Description for more details.

Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize data from analysis, conduct and evaluate functional assessments.
  • Develop a proactive, reinforcement-based treatment package based on a functional assessment,evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention.
  • Evaluate the effects of the ecology in the development of interventions.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of a completed functional assessment & functional analysis.


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