Catalogue 2016 - 2017

PSY 720 Assessment of Severe Behavior Disorders


3 cr.


Acceptance into Ph.D. program.

Course Description

A brief overview of each of the three functional assessment methods currently in use will be covered (indirect or anecdotal methods, descriptive analysis, and functional analysis). After reviewing the defining characteristics, major procedural variations, strengths and weaknesses of each approach, the course will examine current research involving modifications and extensions of current functional analysis methodology and function-based interventions.