Dec 05, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

EDU 250 - Functional Assessment of Behavior

1 credit hour - Three hours weekly; five weeks.
Designed to equip participants with pre-intervention methods of managing children with behavioral problems in school. Focuses on identifying the relationship between behavior, antecedents and consequences. Emphasizes understanding why problem behaviors occur and how information can be used to design interventions and manage potential crisis situations.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze circumstances of problem behaviors
    • Identify the six components of recognizing difficult behaviors
    • Explain the reasons why behavior occurs
    • Generate hypotheses regarding behavior
  • Acquire strategies of managing behavioral problems
    • Acquire strategies to correspond with functions of behavior.
    • Acquire strategies to de-escalate a potentially volatile situation.
    • Identify preventive strategies for classroom management/crisis intervention.
  • Develop a plan for behavior interventions
    • Identify various types of intervention plans.
    • Determine appropriate replacement behavior.
    • Explain how one’s own behavior contributes to student misbehavior.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking