2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

ESPED 6016 Understanding Complex Behavior: Autism Spectrum Disorder

This course will introduce the behavioral features associated with autism spectrum disorders. Participants will explore the major behavior change theories and how they relate to appropriate and ethical classroom practice. Evidence and practice-based models to address behavior will be reviewed, including applied behavior analysis, positive behavior support, discrete trial teaching, sensory interventions, art and music therapy, daily life therapy and strength training interventions. Participants will explore the impact of the environment on behavior. Participants will connect behavioral strategies to appropriate instructional and IEP goals and objectives, as well as design appropriate behavior intervention plans.