SCH PS503 - Behavioral Assessment

(Credits: 3)

This course provides a survey of the purpose, rationale, characteristics and considerations of behavior-analytic assessment methods. The course is designed to teach students how to conduct behavioral assessments across needs such as skills assessments with learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, preference and reinforcer assessments, functional behavior assessments, and functional analyses of problem behavior.  The course will review the research literature for assessment methods and as well as discuss contemporary variations and applications.