ECPSE 804 - Applied Behavior Analysis in Multicultural Contexts

Overview

Course Title

Applied Behavior Analysis in Multicultural Contexts

Description

This course examines the principles and application of operant learning. It is primarily focused on the relationship between behaviors and environmental events (e.g., antecedents, setting events, and consequences) that influence behavior. A substantial emphasis of this course is placed on functional behavioral assessment, and the use of educative, positive behavior support strategies to create meaningful changes in environments and the quality of life of young children and their families. Candidates will also learn how to design and employ single subject research designs. All course assignments are field based; the FBA assignment requires a minimum of 5 hours for direct observation of a child with a disability (or at risk). Lectures, readings, assignments, and course activities emphasize use of natural environments as the preferred as they influence learning.Context for providing services and within which to analyze and provide behavioral support. A critical underlying course theme is the relationship between learning experiences, preferences and culture, and the possible intersection of these, and familial normsCandidates will be supported to identify educative, behaviorally sound approaches to enhance children’s behavior, social skills, and communication. They will also be supported to foster positive, productive relationships with family members and other critical caregivers in the analysis, prevention, and intervention of behaviors that interfere with learning and social development.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Graduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

034324

Course Schedule