This course examines concepts and strategies of behavior in special education settings for learners with autism, with mild to moderate needs. Content includes behavioral and affective approaches with a focus on basic behavioral principles, preventative techniques, behavior enhancement and reduction techniques, and use of rewards. Additional topics include functional behavioral assessment, preparation and implementation of behavior intervention plans, and the classroom environment. The course addresses research-based behavioral interventions and interventions based on behavioral, psycho-educational, and ecological theories.
Prerequisite: EDSE 661 Characteristics: Autism Spectrum Disorder