Course description for Psych 372:

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Introduction to applied behavior analysis techniques for children with developmental disabilities such as autism or Down syndrome. One portion of the class is devoted to classroom instruction regarding technical language of applied behavior analysis; basic principles; strategies to increase appropriate behavior; strategies to decrease challenging behavior; operational definition; direct observation of behavior; graphing and evaluation of data; and family needs. The second portion of the class involves students directly working with a child diagnosed with a developmental disability and providing behavior analytic interventions in social, communication, play, and leisure skills.

Prereq: Psych 213W.
Department Consent Required: Students should contact Dr. Emily Jones at