2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

ESPED 6135 Prevention and Intervention: Severe and Challenging Behavior

This course will address prevention, assessment, and intervention of severe and challenging behavior. Major behavior change theories will be explored. Course focus will be on improving effective intervention, using appropriate and ethical practice for challenging behaviors, such as aggression, self-injurious behavior, tantrums, and environmental destruction prevalent in individuals with severe and multiple disabilities. Use of interdisciplinary models, positive behavior supports, functional communication, and crisis management will be primary. Strategies for support will be aligned to appropriate instructional and IEP goals and objectives. Required field component.