Online Class: Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies for Teachers

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental vocabulary, philosophy, and methodology of the science of behavior management.

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Course Description

Foundations of Behavioral Management: A Comprehensive Approach for Supporting Individuals with Disabilities

In an era where individualized approaches to education and care have taken the forefront, understanding the diverse needs of individuals with disabilities is paramount. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or paraprofessional, your role is crucial in navigating the complexities of behavior management for these unique individuals. With the growing number of people diagnosed with disabilities—estimated at over 1 billion worldwide according to the World Health Organization—it's clear that a comprehensive understanding of behavior management is not just beneficial, but essential.

Introducing our meticulously crafted course that bridges the gap between theory and practice, offering a blend of foundational concepts and hands-on applications. Dive deep into the science of behavior management, a realm that extends beyond mere definitions and delves into the intricacies of real-world settings.

Course Overview:

  1. Introduction: Set the stage for your learning journey, understanding the significance and the broad landscape of behavioral management in the context of disabilities.

  2. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): Dive deep into ABA, an evidence-based approach used extensively in managing behaviors. Understand its efficacy through contemporary research and real-world examples, like how ABA techniques are used to improve social skills in children with autism.

  3. Behavioral Assessment: Grasp the importance of evaluating behavior. This module explores tools like Functional Behavior Assessments and their role in devising effective intervention strategies.

  4. How to do Research: Equip yourself with skills to critically evaluate and conduct research. Learn the nuances of formulating hypotheses, selecting participants, and ethical considerations in behavioral research.

  5. Measurement Procedures: Delve into the various techniques and tools used to quantify behavior. For instance, explore how time sampling can be used to capture the frequency of a specific behavior in classroom settings.

  6. Introduction to Increase and Decrease Strategies of ABA: Learn the art of modifying behavior through reinforcements and consequences. A practical exploration, such as how positive reinforcement can increase classroom participation, will enhance understanding.

  7. Self Management and Regulation of Behavior: Discover how individuals can be trained to recognize and regulate their own behaviors. Understand the role of self-monitoring tools and how they aid in improving focus and reducing impulsivity.

  8. Introduction to Design: Understand the intricacies of designing interventions tailored to individual needs. Explore case studies that highlight the importance of customized strategies.

  9. Presentation of the Data: Data drives decisions. Master the techniques of collating, analyzing, and presenting data in a way that it informs and influences educational strategies.

  10. The Final Project: Consolidate your learnings by undertaking a project. Whether it's a case study analysis or a mini-research project, this will be an opportunity to apply all that you've learned.

Why Choose This Course?

Today, the global emphasis on inclusivity in educational and societal settings underscores the importance of understanding and managing behaviors of individuals with disabilities. As per the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 14% of all public school students received special education services in the recent years. Therefore, the demand for professionals well-versed in behavioral approaches is continually rising.

This course is not merely an academic endeavor—it's a mission. A mission to create a world where individuals with disabilities receive the understanding, support, and opportunities they deserve. By enrolling, you're not just enhancing your professional or personal skills, you're becoming an advocate for change.

Join us in this transformative journey, where every lesson is a step towards creating more inclusive and understanding environments for individuals with disabilities.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction

Introduction to the course. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction

Lesson 2: Applied Behavior Analysis

The principles and tactics of the science that are applied to learning goals, deficits in behaviors, or behavior problems are from the basic and applied branches of the science. 63 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Behavioral Assessment

This lesson describes types of Behavioral Assessment. 70 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: How to do Research

The purpose of this lesson is to provide you with an understanding of the importance of experimental analysis 27 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment: How to do Research
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Measurement Procedures

Selecting a Measurement Procedure Additional lesson topics: Direct Measurement of Behavior 71 Total Points
  • Review 4 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment: Measurement Procedures
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Introduction to Increase and Decrease Strategies of ABA

Principles of reinforcement and punishment 82 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment: Increase and Decrease Strategies for ABA
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Self Management and Regulation of Behavior

Self-Management and Self-Regulation 81 Total Points
  • Review 3 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment: Self-Management and Regulation of Behavior
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Introduction to Design

Research Designs 77 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment: Introduction to Design
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Presentation of the Data

Graphing and Displaying Data 38 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment: Presentation of the Data
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: The Final Project

Final Research Project 150 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment: The Final Project
  • Assessment: Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the history and foundations of behavior management.
  • Describe assessment methods.
  • Summarize types of data collection techniques.
  • Describe experimental analysis.
  • Desribe methods to increase behavior strategies.
  • Describe methods to decrease behavior strategies.
  • Summarize self-management strategies.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies for Teachers
Course Number: 7550005
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: November 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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