Applied Behavior Analysis II

This is the second course in the applied behavior analysis sequence and provides instruction in applying basic behavior principles to resolve behavior problems and foster prosocial behaviors in educational settings, including school-wide positive behavior approaches. Students will learn: basic principles of functional assessment of behavior problems, techniques of direct behavioral assessment used in functional assessment; assessment of reinforcers to use in interventions, clinical applications of behavior analytic interventions to reach socially meaningful outcomes, the rudiments of repeated measurement to make data-based decisions about intervention effectiveness, and evidence-based strategies to promote social competence, including school-wide approaches. Students will acquire basic knowledge of research procedures within applied behavior analysis and will use these principles to begin to analyze related research to guide professional practice.

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