This course examines the characteristics and instruction of learners with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Emphasis is placed on assessment and legal requirements, learner characteristics, and research-based teaching strategies. Included is an examination of functional behavior analysis, positive behavior intervention supports, and the use of proactive and preventive classroom management systems.
This graduate course is 6 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and individuals who reside outside the United States.
- Examine the historical, legal, and current perspectives regarding emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD).
- Examine the federal definition and eligibility criteria for EBD.
- Differentiate the specific emotional disturbances and behavior disorders.
- Investigate the etiology and prevalence of emotional and behavioral disorders.
- Examine the legal requirements and process for evaluating learners suspected of having EBD.
- Examine the use of functional behavioral assessment (FBA).
- Investigate the use of screening and other assessment instruments or tools that may be used.
- Examine the social and emotional characteristics of learners with EBD.
- Examine the personality and learning characteristics of learners with EBD.
- Investigate causal factors that may lead to EBD such as biology, health issues, culture, and family.
- Differentiate proactive and preventive classroom management systems.
- Analyze cognitive behavioral interventions for learners with EBD.
- Examine the uses of applied behavior analysis (ABA), behavior intervention plans (BIP), and manifestation determination.
- Evaluate reinforcement strategies and appropriate response methods for learners with EBD.
- Examine the principles of effective instruction for the purpose of teaching learners with EBD.
- Explore content-specific research-based strategies for teaching learners with EBD.
- Examine social skills instruction as part of teaching learners with EBD.
- Examine the differing reasons for teacher collaboration with communities, families, and colleagues.
- Determine appropriate methods and means for communicating with the community, families, and colleagues.
- Formulate a plan for establishing and maintaining effective communication with the community, families, and colleagues.
This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.
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