Nancy E Rosenberg
Provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of functional behavioral assessment (FBA). FBA is a required practice under special education law and considered a best practice for students with challenging behavior.
This class will focus on addressing challenging behaviors in students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. We will cover functional behavior assessment and the full range of strategies that have been shown to both prevent and reduce challenging behaviors in these students.
Student learning goals
Know how to collect data and analyze it to determine the function of challenging behavior in a student with ASD or other disabilities.
Know how to set up the environment to prevent challenging behaviors in a student with ASD or other developmental disability.
Know how to identify and teach replacement skills for a challenging behavior.
Know how to manipulate consequences to reduce the likelihood of challenging behaviors in a student with ASD or other disability.
Know teaching strategies to help prevent challenging behaviors in a student with ASD or other developmental disability.
Understand the importance of considering contextual fit when designing a behavior plan for a student with ASD or other developmental disability.
General method of instruction
Lecture, whole group discussion, small group learning.
Class assignments and grading