EDSP6341 Behavior Management and Social Skills

Course Description

This course will cover strategies for behavior management, functional behavioral assessment, positive behavioral supports, and socials skills training for exceptional learners.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Implement effective behavior management strategies in classrooms for students with disabilities, including individual and group behavior management interventions.
  • Evaluate and implement a variety of empirically based classroom management models in light of student needs, teacher needs, and preferred teaching styles.
  • Analyze the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the concepts, vocabulary, techniques, etc.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in designing and carrying out Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and designing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
  • Appraise importance of professional ethics as related to special education programming.
  • Demonstrate methods for developing social skills in children with emotional/behavior disorders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement thorough and effective social skills lessons to groups of or individual students.
  • Evaluate strategies for collaborating with stakeholders in order to effectively assess behavior, develop intervention plans, and implement behavior change programs.