Applied Behavioral Assessment and Intervention
Functional assessment of behaviors using formal and informal behavioral observations. Utilizing collected data to develop and monitor behavioral interventions.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
Course Outcomes: 

Oucomes demonstrating mastery of CPSE 614 course objectives include the following:

(a) FBA – a formal written functional behavior assessment

(b) BIP – a formal written behavioral intervention plan with an update report addressing the effects of the BIP

Reports must present data demonstrating the impact, or lack thereof, of the chosen BIP.

(c) Final FBA/BIP Project Report – a comprehensive written report of the FBA/BIP project, including data gathered, summarized, and interpreted

Students prepare a final report that includes a classroom presentation of the FBA/BIP project.

The course focuses on two areas:

1- functional assessment of behavior (FBA) using interviews and behavioral observations (Why is it happening?) and

2- using assessment data to develop and monitor a behavior intervention plan (BIP) in school settings (What can I do about it?). Students will develop an understanding of how and why problem behaviors occur, basic assessment strategies and a practical repertoire of specific strategies designed to address the management of common and atypical, social and emotional maladaptive behaviors.