Catalogue 2014 - 2015

PSY 325 Teaching Individuals With Developmental Delays

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

PSY 313.

Course Description

This course applies the science of Behavior Analysis to teaching individuals with developmental delays, in particular, Autism Spectrum Disorders. Students will learn the diagnostic criteria and various manifestations of these disorders and the impact of these disorders on the family and community. Students will observe and conduct discrete trial teaching for a variety of basic programs. Students will learn about incidental teaching and will create lessons plans to teach and/or generalize skills. Students will also collect and analyze a variety of behavioral data.