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Applied Behavior Analysis for Early Learners (EDU-380)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

March 2021 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify the goals of behavior analysis as a science: description, prediction, and control; explain the philosophical assumptions underlying behavior analysis: selectionism, determinism, parsimony, and pragmatism; define critical concept related human psychological development and provide specific examples; explain the role of assessment in applied behavior analysis; evaluate procedures for assessing the social significance of target behaviors; analyze the measurable dimensions of behavior; identify and describe the elements of useful scientific measurement; create and evaluate appropriate graphic representations of behavioral data; systematically manipulate independent variables and analyze their effects on treatment; study the effects of various independent variables using the reversal design, multi-element design, and their variants; compare and contrast positive and negative reinforcement and their application in a classroom setting; investigate behavior analytic perspectives on punishment as a behavior analytical technology; identify methods of implementing different behavior interventions; define “concept” and describe how stimulus generalization and discrimination contribute to concept formation; classify intraverbals by simple, compound, conditional, and function altering verbal biases and reinforcers controlling the response; describe ways that behavioral organizations can create a culture of ethical practice; and analyze instructional tactics for promoting generalized behavior change.

Applied Behavior Analysis for Early Learners (EDU-380) teaches participants foundational concepts related to the social behavior and interactions of children and explains strategies for analyzing and managing relationships with students. Course participants examine factors that influence human behavior and the development of children’s social identities. They also learn about research-based methods for analyzing student behavior and supporting the behavioral development of children. The readings and practice materials included in this course are designed to provide participants with a firm foundation of the principles of child psychology and behavioral development. Course participants gain critical knowledge and understanding of human behavior and managing student relationships. Additionally, participants explore strategies for nurture developmentally appropriate behaviors and attitudes in early learning environments.

Credit Recommendation:
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Applied Behavior Analysis or Education (5/21).