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Behavioral Assessment&Intrvntn


3.0 Credit, 3 Lecture, 0 Lab


Functional assessment of behaviors using formal and informal behavioral observations. Utilizing collected data to develop and monitor behavioral interventions.

Fundamental Knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis

Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terminology, fundamental principles, and ethical applications of applied behavior analysis (ABA). 

Behavior Problem Solving

Students will demonstrate comprehensive skills in high-quality functional behavior assessments, including observations, interviews, and consultation with students, families and educators. 

Behavioral Intervention Planning

Using data from functional behavior assessments (FBA), students will demonstrate ability to create a behavioral intervention plan (BIP) for a student or child/adolescent that is evidence-based.  The BIP will be implemented in a real-world setting and data collected, reported, and graphed to show effects. BIPs will also include planning for generalization. 

Progress Monitoring and Data-Based Decision Making

Students will gather baseline behavioral data, intervention data, and generalization data and report effects of the intervention using narratives, graphics, and effect sizes. Students will monitor progress at throughout the intervention phase, making adjustments and changes if no effects or detrimental effects are observed. 


Students will complete a written case study reporting and summarizing their work on an individual behavior change case throughout the semester.  

Professional Preparation

Students will show competencies required by professional licensing bodies through written exams and in-class quizzes (e.g., BCBA licensing exam, School Psychology PRAXIS exam, EPPP psychology exam)

Informed and Appropriate Services for Diverse Students and Families

Students will incorporate diverse perspectives of families and individuals as they gather data on functions of behavior and plan for developmentally sensitive and culturally responsive communication and intervention.