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SPED 405. Behavior Theories and Practices in Special Education

Credits: 3
Department: Special Education
Description: Assessment and management of behavior problems in the classroom. Functional behavioral assessment, ecobehavioral analysis, cognitive strategies, and crisis prevention.
Corequisites: SPED 338, SPED 339, SPED 415, SPED 418, SPED 445
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Hybrid Course.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Conduct a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) including consideration of the forms and functions of behaviors, context in which behaviors occur, and antecedents and consequences of behaviors.
2. Use the results of the FBA to develop an individual positive behavior support plan.
3. Assess the impact of environmental factors on assessment results and the planning and programming process.
4. Apply systematic procedures for compiling and using data for the purposes of monitoring student behavior and modifying interventions for individual, program, and schoolwide improvement.
5. Identify laws, policies, and ethical principles regarding behavior management planning and implementation of positive behavior supports for students with challenging behavior.






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