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EDSP 611 Positive Behavioral Supports in the Classroom (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least three graduate courses in Special Education.
Provides students with information regarding the use of positive behavioral supports in the classroom and their role in assisting teachers to address academic areas and activities of daily living skills and the remediation of excessive challenging behavior. Positive behavioral support refers to our efforts at helping individuals develop and engage in socially desirable behaviors and to discontinue challenging and stigmatizing behaviors. The process features an emphasis on selecting outcomes that are meaningful from the person’s perspective, individualized functional assessment, and the utilization of multiple interventions and support strategies. Topics will include the technology of positive behavior supports, evaluating behavior change programs using single subject case designs, applying learning principles to increase or decrease behavior, and maintaining behavior change.