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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MHS6710

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Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    3126 2013-03-13
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Child and Family Studies BC 58300050
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Raymond Miltenberger 8139745079 miltenbe@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MHS 6710 Behavior Analysis and Developmental Disabilities

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 1

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Behav Analysis Dev Disabili
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    EDF 6215

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Describes ABA issues and applications in developmental disabilities including; motivation, reinforcer assessment, staff training and management, behavioral acquisition, functional assessment, and functional intervention procedures.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course has been taught a number of times as a temporary course and now needs a permanent course number

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. training in behavior analysis and BCBA or eligible


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Learn the history of mental retardation, characteristics of persons with DD, and major issues and practices in the field of DD.

    2. Learn the behavioral approaches used to teach skills and increase appropriate behaviors in persons with DD.

    3. Learn the functional approach to the analysis and treatment of behavior problems in persons with DD.

    4. Develop behavioral assessment and treatment programs for severe behavior problems in persons with DD.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Learn the history of mental retardation, characteristics of persons with DD, and major issues and practices in the field of DD.

    2. Learn the behavioral approaches used to teach skills and increase appropriate behaviors in persons with DD.

    3. Learn the functional approach to the analysis and treatment of behavior problems in persons with DD.

    4. Develop behavioral assessment and treatment programs for severe behavior problems in persons with DD.

    C. Major Topics

    Some current dimensions of applied behavior analysis

    General Issues

    Preference Assessment

    Reinforcer Assessment

    Learning Processes

    Self-Care and Daily Living Skills

    Language Acquisition & Communication

    Leisure & Recreation

    Academic Performance

    Vocational Skills

    Community Preparation

    Assessment of Severe Problem Behavior

    Treatment of Severe Problem Behavior

    Miscellaneous

    Protocol Presentations

    D. Textbooks

    No book

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Articles from the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, available from the JABA website and PubMED

    (http://seab.envmed.rochester.edu/jaba) and other journal articles

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    1.5 Tests 70%

    2.10 Quizzes 20%

    3.Presentations,behavioral programs,&class participation10%

    Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale:

    98 - 100% = A+

    93 – 97.9% = A

    90 – 92.9% = A-

    88 – 89.9% = B+

    83 – 87.9% = B

    80 – 82.9% = B-

    78 – 79.9% = C+

    73 – 77.9% = C

    70 – 72.9% = C-

    60 – 69.9% = D

    Less than 60% = F

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1. IDD Presentations

    2. Quizzes

    3. Editorial Products

    4. Protocols

    5. Professionalism and Participation

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    If you have to miss a test you must make arrangements in advance to schedule a make-up. If you are sick the day of a test you must call my office (231-8623) or e-mail me (miltenbe@usf.edu) in advance of the test to inform me. I have voice mail to take your message if I am not in when you call.Our Department follows the University Policy on Academic Integrity.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Applied Behavior Analysis Masters Program


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Students in special education, public health, education, or psychology might find the course valuable



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