Course Description for Behavior Management and Research for Learners with Exceptionalities
Behavior Management and Research for Learners with Exceptionalities
Description: The purpose of this course is to examine the causes of behavior in the home, school, and community settings of individuals with exceptionalities. This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates to analyze the relationship between behavior and environmental antecedents and consequences, while they examine how manipulations in environmental variables can increase and decrease behaviors through the process of action research. Students will learn how to identify social or academic behaviors for change, record baseline measures, assess antecedents, conduct a literature review, select and implement an intervention, record and graph progress, evaluate and analyze behavior change, and report findings to peers. Field experience is required.