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ABSC 677: Practicum in Preschool Education and Intervention I (3-5 ) S
A one-semester practicum providing opportunities for students to assume responsibility for the education and guidance of young children in an early childhood program. Regularly scheduled individual and staff conferences enable students to evaluate personal growth and progress as teachers of young children. (Formerly HDFL 492.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 444 (or concurrent enrollment) and instructor permission. Must also meet special state requirements for child care employees and volunteers. FLD
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ABSC 678: Practicum in Preschool Education and Intervention II (3-5 ) S
A one-semester advanced practicum providing opportunities for students to assume responsibility for the education and guidance of young children in an early childhood program. Regularly scheduled individual and staff conferences enable students to evaluate personal growth and progress as teachers of young children. (Formerly HDFL 493.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 444, HDFL 492 or ABSC 677, and instructor permission. Must also meet special state requirements for child care employees and volunteers. FLD
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ABSC 679: Practicum in Behavior Analysis Research in Early Childhood Education (1-6 ) S
A two-semester practicum providing opportunities for supervised training in one of several ongoing research projects in the field of behavior analysis, either basic or applied. Students assist in conducting research and participate in individual and group meetings to discuss and evaluate research and related methodological issues. (Formerly HDFL 688.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 308 and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 680: Practicum in Advanced Laboratory in the Development of Behavioral Treatments for Children with Autsm (1-6 ) S
Students participate in an intensive behavioral treatment program teaching language, social skills, self-help skills, and academic skills to young children with autism. Students learn: to develop and implement treatment programs; design and use of a system of data collection and analysis; and apply the principles and philosophy of community and school mainstreaming. (Formerly HDFL 550.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 350 and instructor permission. LAB
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ABSC 682: Organizational Behavior Management Practicum (1-5 ) S
This practicum course is designed to provide training and support practice in addressing socially significant problems and goals of community-based organizations using behavior analysis to guide assessment and intervention. Additionally, this course promotes community-university partnerships to support change and improvement in organizations through service learning. All practicum students are required to have previously completed ABSC 100 and selected applied behavioral science as a major or minor. FLD
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ABSC 685: Practicum in Community-based Residential or Day Treatment Programs for Disabled Adults (3-6 ) S
A one or two-semester practicum in which students are provided with the opportunity to work directly with developmentally disabled adults in either community-based residential or day treatment programs. Students are required to read relevant literature, carry out treatment programs, and participate in weekly meetings to discuss treatment goals and progress. (Formerly HDFL 696.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 304, ABSC/HDFL 410, and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 687: Practicum in Behavioral Gerontology (1-6 ) S
A one or two-semester practicum providing opportunities for supervised training in behavioral gerontology. Students: (a) read literature in the area of their specific practicum setting such as adult day care, senior centers, nursing homes; (b) assist in collecting information relevant to evaluating the program effectiveness of their efforts on behalf of the elderly; and (c) participate in discussions and planning meetings relevant to maintenance and improvement of operation of the practicum. (Formerly HDFL 644.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 342 or ABSC/HDFL 542 and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 690: Practicum in Community Health and Development (1-6 ) U
A two-semester practicum in which students engage in structured opportunities to practice core competencies related to the work of promoting community health and development (e.g., strategic planning, intervention, evaluation). In weekly group meetings, students prepare for their individual working field settings (e.g., health and human service agencies, research and advocacy organizations, community organizations). (Formerly HDFL 690). Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 150, ABSC/HDFL 310, and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 691: Practicum in Community Health and Development, Honors (1-6 ) U
A two-semester practicum in which students engage in structured opportunities to practice core competencies related to the work of promoting community health and development (e.g., strategic planning, intervention, evaluation). In weekly group meetings, students prepare for their individual working field settings (e.g., health and human service agencies, research and advocacy organizations, community organizations). (Formerly HDFL 692). Prerequisite: Open only to students in the University Honors Program; ABSC/HDFL 151, ABSC/HDFL 311 and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 692: Practicum in Basic Research (3 ) S
Practical supervised training in the laboratory study of human and/or animal behavior. Students assist in conducting basic research, read and discuss research articles, attend lab meetings, and acquire data analysis and presentation skills. Prerequisite: ABSC 308 (or concurrent enrollment) and permission of the instructor. RSH
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ABSC 693: Practicum in Historical and Conceptual Foundations (3-6 ) S
Practical supervised training in the historical and conceptual foundations of applied behavioral science (e.g., behavior analysis). Students research and read primary source literatures and write papers that advances our understanding of the field's foundations (e.g., empirical, theoretical). Prerequisite: ABSC 100/101, ABSC 304, ABSC 308, and ABSC 509 (or concurrent enrollment), and permission of instructor. IND
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ABSC 694: Practicum in Juvenile Problems (3-6 ) S
A one-semester practicum providing opportunities for students to aid professionals in the development and implementation of behavioral treatment plans with adolescents. Regularly scheduled individual and group meetings enable the evaluation of the practicum students' progress while working in the rehabilitative process for juveniles who have problems that can bring them into contact with the juvenile justice system. (Formerly HDFL 694.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 410, ABSC/HDFL 560, and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 695: Special Practicum in: _____ (3-6 ) S
A one or two-semester practicum providing opportunities for supervised, hands-on training outside the existing specialty areas or their options. This practicum must be arranged with the prior approval of a faculty advisor and the department's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Students should see an advisor about this practicum early in their junior year. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 696: Special Practicum in, Honors: _____ (3-6 ) S
A one or two-semester practicum providing opportunities for supervised, hands-on training outside the existing specialty areas or their options. This practicum must be arranged with the prior approval of a faculty advisor and the department's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Students should see an advisor about this practicum early in their junior year. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the University Honors Program and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 698: Special Research Practicum in: _____ (3-6 ) S
A one or two-semester research practicum providing opportunities for supervised, hands-on research training outside the existing specialty areas or their options. This practicum must be arranged with the prior approval of a faculty advisor and the department's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Students should see an advisor about this practicum early in their junior year. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 699: Special Research Practicum in, Honors: _____ (3-6 ) S
A one or two-semester research practicum providing opportunities for supervised, hands-on research training outside of the existing specialty areas or their options. This practicum must be arranged with the prior approval of a faculty advisor and the department's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Students should see an advisor early in their junior year about the practicum and its prerequisites and requirements. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the University Honors Program and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 701: Parenting in Modern Society (3 )
The theoretical study of parenting and parent-child relationships, techniques for analyzing common parenting problems, designing appropriate interventions, fostering effective communication skills, understanding issues of diversity, and promoting parent education programs are some of the issues addressed in this course. Professional collaboration and support of families and children are emphasized throughout. Students develop analytical skills through reading, discussion, and application of theoretical and empirical research. (Formerly HDFL 701.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 160 or equivalent knowledge of child development or child psychology. LEC
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ABSC 702: Curriculum Development for Young Children (3 )
A survey of educational materials and activities that are appropriate for young children (birth to age 8). Students explore several components of effective curriculum (e.g., objectives, effective methods of activity presentation, teaching strategies) and learn to combine them to construct curriculums for a range of content and skill areas. By focusing on the functional components of curriculums, students learn to construct, critically evaluate, and modify them for both typically developing children and children with special needs. A BACB® pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 702.) LEC
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ABSC 703: Leadership in Early Education Programs: Theory and Research (3 )
Effective leadership skills and professional roles associated with the administration of early childhood services and programs are examined in this course. Theoretical principles, empirical research, and professional responsibilities inherent in the provision of quality service, including needs assessment, organizational skills, delivery systems, human resource management, communication skills, grant writing, legal and ethical considerations, conflict resolution, and advocacy are explored through readings, discussion, and assigned projects. Not open to students who have completed ABSC 555. (Formerly HDFL 677). Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 160 or equivalent knowledge of child development or child psychology. LEC
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ABSC 704: Research Practicum in Clinical Child Psychology (3 )
This course provides students in the Clinical Child Psychology Program with the opportunity to enhance and consolidate their research activities by fulfilling one of the elective cluster course requirements. This practicum involves a contract with a research advisor and the program director. The contract includes definable products and dates for completion to prepare research for submission for publication, develop a grant proposal, or conduct additional research project independent of other requirements in the program. The course is not to be taken as an overload, but is to be part of a full-time course schedule. May be repeated. (Same as PSYC 704.) (Formerly HDFL 704.) Prerequisites: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 705: Pediatric Psychology (3 )
Discussion of behavior problems commonly encountered in the pediatric population, including reviews of data-based methodologies for remediation. Topics include general child rearing skills, bedtime problems, enuresis, encopresis, toilet training, self-injurious behavior, temper tantrums, behavior in community settings, child abuse, psychotropic drugs for children, adolescent behavior problems and selection of children's play materials. (Formerly HDFL 705.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 160, ABSC/HDFL 632, or PSYC 602. LEC
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ABSC 706: Special Topics in Clinical Child Psychology: _____ (3 )
A course offering detailed discussion of the literature and research methods of a special topic within clinical child and pediatric psychology. Topic and instructor may change by semester and will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated. (Same as PSYC 706.) (Formerly HDFL 706.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 709: Biology and Behavior (3 )
A course on the role of physiology and anatomy in behavior, with an emphasis on their participation in the basic behavioral processes and in typical and atypical behavioral development. The course also addresses issues in measurement and current research. (Formerly HDFL 709). Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 796; ABSC/HDFL 798 recommended. LEC
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ABSC 710: Community Health and Development (3 )
This course extends knowledge and skills for addressing issues in community health and development (e.g., substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, child and youth development, prevention of violence). Students learn core competencies such as analyzing community problems and goals, strategic planning, intervention, and evaluation, and then apply these skills to issues that matter to them and to the communities they serve. (Formerly HDFL 710.) (Same as ISP 871.) LEC
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ABSC 716: Experimental Problems in Community Settings (1-5 )
Research in the experimental design and analysis of community settings. No more than 10 hours total. (Formerly HDFL 716.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 719: Experimental Field Work in Community Settings (1-5 )
Instruction in the methods and techniques of the experimental design and analysis of community settings through supervised participation in established research programs. Emphasizes the techniques of gathering original experimental data. No more than 10 hours total. (Formerly HDFL 719.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 721: Biological Bases of Mental Retardation (4 )
This course deals with the biological substrates of mental retardation. Retardation is classified as a medical syndrome, rather than by behavioral patterns, but behavioral peculiarities are addressed where relevant. Attention is directed to both genetic causes such as the chromosomal anomalies (e.g., Mongolism) and molecular and metabolic errors (e.g., phenylketonuria), as well as to the environmentally produced retardation by nutritional deficiency, prenatal rubella, and brain trauma. (Formerly HDFL 721.) Prerequisite: One course in biology or equivalent. LEC
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ABSC 723: Adolescent Adjustment (3 )
An overview of adolescence with primary emphasis on various adjustment difficulties and respective therapeutic approaches. Content to provide perspectives on relevant practice, research, theory, and contemporary social forces. (Formerly HDFL 723.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 725: Research Methods and Application (3 )
Surveys research methods used to identify, describe, understand, and intervene on socially important problems occurring across the life span (e.g., early childhood, adolescence, elders) and in varied settings (homes, classrooms, group-care facilities, and communities). Discusses research methods and concepts (e.g., prediction, control, reliability, validity) within scientific, psychological, and behavior-analytic frameworks. Presents strategies and tactics regarding descriptive and experimental methods, direct and indirect measurement, graphic and statistical analysis, and single-subject and group experimental designs. Examines ethics and social responsibility in research. Provides opportunities to read secondary and primary sources, develop research questions, write and present research proposals. (Formerly HDFL 725.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 730: Developmental Neurobiology (3 )
This course consists of lectures and discussion sessions on topics that describe the structural and functional maturation of the nervous system. The areas covered deal with the morphological, physiological, and biochemical changes in the developing central nervous system of vertebrates (including human infants), and with the interaction of the external environment with some of these maturational processes. Prerequisite: Introductory human development, psychology, or biology course. LEC
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ABSC 735: Within Subjects Research Methodology and Direct Observation (3 )
A graduate level introduction to the logic of experimentation, direct observation strategies, and research conducted using individual (e.g., single subject) and time series experimental designs. An ABA-accredited and BACB® pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 735.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 741: Readings in Gerontology (3-5 )
Supervised readings in topical areas of gerontology. A program of study, conferences, and reports are developed by the instructor and student. (Formerly HDFL 741.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 742: Research in Gerontology (1-10 )
Original investigations of some unsolved problems relating to adult development and aging. (Formerly HDFL 742.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 756: Philosophical Bases of Early Childhood Education (3 )
Historical influences and current theoretical models of early childhood education are addressed through a survey and analysis of the literature. Not open to students who have completed ABSC 356. (Formerly HDFL 756.) Prerequisite: ABSC/HDFL 160 or equivalent knowledge of child development or child psychology. LEC
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ABSC 765: Evaluating and Disseminating Scientific Material I (1-3 )
Intensive training in the evaluation and production of scientific critiques and reviews of current issues in the analysis of behavior, as disseminated through the media. May be repeated. (Formerly HDFL 765.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 787: Gerontology Proseminar (3 )
A proseminar coordinated by the Gerontology Center. The proseminar explores essential areas of gerontology for researchers and practitioners, providing a multidisciplinary (e.g., psychology, biology, sociology, communication) perspective on aging. The proseminar surveys contemporary basic and applied research, service programs, and policy and management issues in gerontology. (Same as AMS 767, COMS 787, PSYC 787, and SOC 767.) (Formerly HDFL 787.) LEC
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ABSC 788: Designing Early Education Environments (3 )
This course reviews empirically-supported strategies for designing effective and socially valid care and education environments for young children with and without disabilities. Topics will include: early educational theory, individualized curricula and goal selection strategies, various instructional typologies (e.g., direct instruction, embedded teaching), specific teaching tactics (e.g., prompting, time delay, differential reinforcement), preventive and assessment-based behavioral management strategies, current best practice recommendations for design of the social and physical environment, and methods for assessing children's, caregivers', and teachers' programmatic preferences. Prerequisite: ABSC 796. LEC
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ABSC 796: Laboratory in Behavioral Development and Modification: The Analysis of Behavior I (3 )
An introductory graduate laboratory course on the basic principles of behavior, and related procedures for producing behavioral change, with nonhuman subjects. The principles and procedures have special relevance to analogous processes in child development, both normal and deviant. An ABA-accredited and BACB® pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 796.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. LAB
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ABSC 797: Proseminar in Child Language (2 )
A review and discussion of current issues in children's language acquisition. May be repeated for credit. Students are graded S/F. (Same as LING 799, PSYC 799 and SPLH 799.) (Formerly HDFL 797.) LEC
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ABSC 798: Conceptual Foundations of Behavior Analysis (3 )
A master's-level graduate seminar on the field's conceptual foundations, with special emphasis on behavior analysis and its application - applied behavior analysis. The course addresses the field's history, philosophy of science, and disciplinary purview; its advanced behavioral principles and processes; its analyses of various content domains in the behavioral, social, and cognitive sciences (e.g., emotion, language, cognition, culture); and its relation to other disciplines (e.g., biology, psychology, anthropology). It also considers professional issues in, for example, the ethical conduct of research and practice. An ABA-accredited and BACB pre-approved course. Prerequisite: ABSC 796 or instructor permission. SEM
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ABSC 801: Design and Analysis of Community Development Methods (1-6 )
An examination of principles and practices of community development and evaluation of methods used to promote community improvement. May be repeated if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 801.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 802: Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities (3 )
A graduate seminar that includes an overview of the behavioral characteristics of various developmental disabilities and examination of empirically-supported behavioral approaches to the study and treatment of developmental disabilities. Topics will include classification and etiology, motivation, methods for developing appropriate skills, assessment and treatment of behavior disorders, staff training, and legal and ethical issues related to treatment. Prerequisite: ABSC 796 and instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 803: Fundamentals of Psychological Assessment and Intervention with Children (3 )
Lecture and supervised experience covering the theoretical and empirical literature on assessment and intervention methods for children, adolescents, and families. Students will learn and demonstrate evidence-based clinical interviewing skills, behavioral observation techniques, risk assessment techniques, therapeutic communication approaches, strategies for providing assessment feedback to families, and ethical principles related to the provision of assessment and psychotherapy (including client file and resource management.) The course requires interaction with clinical populations and communication with referral sources. (Same as PSYC 803.) Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical child psychology program. LEC
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ABSC 804: Research in Community Health Promotion (1-6 )
Supervised, original investigations of problems relevant to community health, such as the prevention of substance abuse or promotion of child outcomes. As appropriate, the course is focused on any combination of: literature research, research planning, and preparation conducting research, analyzing data, writing research reports, or preparing oral reports of completed research. (Formerly HDFL 804.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 805: Functional Behavioral Assessment (3 )
The strategies, tactics, and ethics of functional assessment are presented in the larger context of behavioral assessment (e.g., nomothetic and idiographic approaches). Research articles relevant to indirect, descriptive, and experimental functional assessment approaches and assessment-based interventions are carefully reviewed to determine the appropriate conditions for each type of assessment and intervention. (Formerly HDFL 805.) Prerequisite: ABSC 796 and instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 806: Functional Behavioral Assessment Practicum (1-6 )
This course provides supervised experience in the use of functional behavioral assessment in home, clinic, or educational environments with young children presenting problem behaviors. (Formerly HDFL 806.) Prerequisite: ABSC 805 and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 807: Design and Evaluation of Community Health Promotion Methods (1-6 )
An examination of the methods used to develop and evaluate community health promotion programs. The course addresses topics of interest to participants, such as substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, or child outcomes. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 807.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 809: Professional Issues: Clinical Child Psychology (1 )
Consideration of special problems confronting the child and family oriented scientist-practitioner, and in the development of a professional identity. Topics include critical issues, including ethical, legal, cultural, empirical, and clinical aspects of research and practice. May be repeated. (Formerly HDFL 809.) (Same as PSYC 809.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology. LEC
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ABSC 810: Introduction to Developmental Assessment (3 )
A course covering the general principles of developmental assessment from birth through adulthood, with special emphasis on the history and nature of assessment instruments and the criteria for acceptance, reliability, and stability of results. Selected assessment techniques for infants, preschool children, elementary school children, adolescents, and adults are reviewed and evaluated for their utility, limitations, and applications. A critical analysis of assessment in general and particular assessment tools is made. (Formerly HDFL 810.) LEC
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ABSC 811: Achievement and Intellectual Assessment in Clinical Child Psychology (3 )
Course covers the basic theory, research, administration, and reporting of psychological assessment of development, intelligence, and achievement for children, adolescents, and adults within cultural and developmental contexts. The range of psychological instruments examined includes, for example, WIAT, K-ABC, W-J, S-B, WISC, WAIS, and WPPSI. (Same as PSYC 811.) Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical child psychology. LEC
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ABSC 812: Behavioral and Personality Assessment of Children (3 )
Lecture, laboratory, field work, and supervision. Theory and applications in the psychological evaluation of children with standardized assessment techniques. The administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting of behavioral and personality functioning in children. (Formerly HDFL 812.) (Same as PSYC 812.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology. LEC
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ABSC 813: Behavioral Science Research Proseminar (1-3 )
A master's level professional seminar in which faculty and students present research proposals; offer formal presentations of completed empirical research, reviews of the literature, and other areas of scholarship; and engage discussion about contemporary empirical, conceptual, and professional issues in applied behavioral science. May be repeated for a total of six credits. (Formerly HDFL 813.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 814: Advanced Child and Family Assessment (3 )
Lecture, laboratory, field work, and supervision. Supervised experience in specialized psychological assessment approaches for children and families. Emphasis on interviewing, observation, psychometric scales, consultation, rationale, administration, analysis, and reporting of mental health functioning of children and families. Experience with clinical populations, and communication with referral sources. (Formerly HDFL 814.) (Same as PSYC 814.) Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical child psychology. LEC
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ABSC 820: Advanced Child Development (3 )
A survey of the basic empirical research in the field of child development, covering intelligence, cognition, perception, attention, personality, social behavior, and socialization processes. These literatures are integrated and their implications for social application are addressed. (Formerly HDFL 820.) (Same as PSYC 820.) Prerequisite: A course in child development or equivalent. LEC
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ABSC 821: Behavior Analysis of Child Development (3 )
An advanced graduate seminar on the behavior-analytic approach to child development. Students examine the behavior-analytic view of child development and compare and contrast this approach with other systems for understanding development. Students also review and critically evaluate current and seminal literature related to several different developmental domains (e.g., motor, emotional, social, cognitive development) and explore implications for the application of current knowledge. An ABA-accredited and BACB® pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 821.) Prerequisite: ABSC 798 and consent of instructor. LEC
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ABSC 822: Children and Public Policy (3 )
This course examines how public policies affect the development of children. Includes examination of child and family policy in the United States and other countries, policy-related research on children, major policy issues affecting children, and child advocacy. (Formerly HDFL 822.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 824: Treatment of Severe Learning Problems (3 )
The course reviews new approaches to working with persons with retardation and autism; theoretical orientations and how they affect implementation of procedures; and current research outcomes in various developmental areas of persons with retardation. It covers approaches used with persons through the life span, from childhood through adulthood, that are based on ecological and stimulus control variables. Ethical and practical implications are the focus of class lectures and discussions. (Formerly HDFL 824.) LEC
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ABSC 825: Social Development (3 )
A lecture and discussion course in social development. It includes such topics as theoretical approaches to the study of social development, as well as the literature on family processes, peer relations, aggression and prosocial behavior, child abuse and neglect, family violence, child care, and the media. (Same as PSYC 825.) (Formerly HDFL 880.) Prerequisite: A course in child psychology or development. LEC
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ABSC 828: Research in Early Intervention with Children (3 )
A seminar on current issues in assessment and intervention for young children who are at risk for or who have special needs. Provides foundation for evaluating and understanding research in early intervention. Includes historical, conceptual and legislative underpinnings of early intervention, risk factors affecting development, methodological issues in early intervention research, best practice standards, and applications to social, language, and pre-academic domains. (Formerly HDFL 828.) LEC
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ABSC 831: Science of Human Behavior (3 )
A graduate seminar on the analysis of human behavior, grounded in basic behavioral principles. The focus is on the process and products of human development, among them motivation/emotion, social behavior, personality, sensation/perception, language, cognition, creativity, attitudes/beliefs, consciousness/unconsciousness, purpose/will, and values. The course is pre-approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® for its BCBA® certification requirements. Prerequisite: ABSC 798 and Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Science or instructor permission. SEM
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ABSC 834: Directed Readings in Community Health Promotion (1-5 )
Supervised readings in topical areas of community health promotion, such as the prevention of substance abuse and promotion of child outcomes. A program of study, conferences, and reports is developed by the instructor and student. (Formerly HDFL 834.) RSH
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ABSC 837: Advanced Study of People with Disabilities (3 )
This course reviews major approaches in identifying disability pathogenesis and explores the biological bases of selected congenital physical disabilities, and etiologies of selected acquired physical disabilities. Rehabilitation approaches and the role of scientist-practitioners in working with people with disabilities are also discussed. This course primarily covers adults with physical disabilities. (Formerly HDFL 837.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 840: Theoretical Concepts of Human Development and Child Care Practice (3 )
Basic introduction to treatment concepts and procedures related to child development and child-care programs. The major goal is to provide a theoretical framework that is effective in dealing with various types of child deviancy. (Formerly HDFL 840.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 841: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Applied Behavioral Science (3 )
The course covers ethical and legal issues in (a) the responsible conduct of basic, applied, and intervention research (e.g., informed consent and assent with typical and atypical populations; inclusion of underrepresented groups; bias, fraud, and plagiarism in data collection and reporting; conflict of interest; reporting misconduct; authorship) and (b) professional issues in teaching, research, and service (e.g., written and presented scientific communication; grant preparation; the journal review process; cultural competence; teaching; vita preparation). The course will also include instruction in the preparation of editorial reviews for manuscripts submitted for publication to in peer-reviewed journals, in partial fulfillment of the department's doctoral requirement for preparing editorial reviews. A BACB pre-approved course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science. LEC
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ABSC 846: Practicum in Clinical Child Psychology I (1-3 )
Lecture, laboratory, field work, and supervision appointment. Psychological evaluation and treatment of children and their families; supervised, progressive experience in psychological interventions in clinical child psychology. (Same as PSYC 846.) (Formerly HDFL 846.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 847: Practicum in Clinical Child Psychology II (1-3 )
A continuation of ABSC 846/PSYC 846. (Formerly HDFL 847.) (Same as PSYC 847.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 848: Applied Gerontology: Practice and Intervention (3 )
A survey of intervention research in gerontology. Program evaluations designed to determine the effectiveness of community-based interventions, current social service delivery practice, and contemporary social policies are examined. An ABA-accredited and BACB® pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 848.) LEC
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ABSC 856: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Intervention with the Handicapped (3 )
This course surveys knowledge from various disciplines that address developmental disabilities across the life span. Its focus is on designing strategies for individual intervention and treatment programs by an interdisciplinary team. Designed for students in social work, speech pathology, psychology, nutrition, audiology, special education, physical therapy, nursing, child development, behavior analysis, and related fields. (Formerly HDFL 707.) Prerequisite: A basic course in child development or instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 861: Applied Behavior Analysis (3 )
This advanced course extends knowledge and skill in analyzing behavioral problems, designing interventions, and planning applied research projects. Topics include the selection of problems and target populations, analysis of problems and goals, designing measurement systems, developing interventions, and disseminating products from applied behavioral research. Students use examples from their own applied research. An ABA- accredited and BACB® pre-approved course. (Formerly HDFL 871.) LEC
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ABSC 862: Behavioral Community Psychology (3 )
A seminar that provides an overview of the history and origin of behavioral community psychology. The course will examine the development and future of behavioral community psychology as an integration of two sub-disciplines, applied behavior analysis and community psychology. The course will provide an integrated review of empirically-based behavioral interventions applied in community-based settings. The course is offered at the 500 and 800 levels with additional assignments required at the 800-level. Prerequisite: ABSC 796, or ABSC 710, or instructor permission. SEM
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ABSC 865: Applied Behavior Analysis in Complex Organizations (3 )
An examination of the theory, principles, and methods of behavior analysis and their applications to problems of human behavior in complex organizations such as businesses, industries, human service organizations, and governments. (Formerly HDFL 888.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 866: Service System and Consumer Issues in Developmental Disabilities (3 )
This course provides a service-system perspective on developmental disabilities. Students learn (a) how service systems have developed for people with developmental disabilities; (b) about service systems from the perspective of agency administrators, program evaluation, and public and private payment systems (e.g., health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, CHIPS, Title V); and (c) from consumers, themselves, about the barriers they face in obtaining needed services. Finally, students learn about advocating for service-system change at a consumer, program, and policy level. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 870: Practicum I in Behavioral Psychology (1-6 )
Instruction and supervised laboratory or field work for master's students. Practica are offered by different instructors on different topics; may be repeated for credit if the content differs. Topics and instructors are announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 871: Practicum I in Behavior Analysis: _____ (1-6 )
Instruction and supervised laboratory or field work for master's students. Practica are offered by different faculty members on different topics; may be repeated for credit if the content differs. Topics and instructors are announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Formerly HDFL 873.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 872: Practicum I in: _____ (1-6 )
Instruction and supervised laboratory or field work for master's students. Practica are offered by different faculty members on different topics; may be repeated for credit if the content is different. Topics and instructors are announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 873: Practicum in Educational Psychological/ Rehabilitative Services: _____ (3-6 )
This course is for students who wish to complete practicum experiences in services related to persons with retardation, autism, or physical disabilities in programs in various settings, such as the Ann Sullivan Center in Lima, Peru and the Algeria School in Paraguay. The course is designed to give interested students opportunities to work with professionals in these programs on a semester or summer basis. The course consists of participation in professional activities associated with the practicum program and a report of these activities to the instructor. (Formerly HDFL 789.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 874: Practicum in Consumer Evaluation of Behavior Programs (3-6 )
A practicum course designed to provide students with the knowledge, background, and practical experience in the conduct of consumer evaluations for behavioral treatment programs. (Formerly HDFL 855.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 875: Practicum in Community Health Promotion (1-6 )
A practicum course designed to provide students with knowledge, background, and practical experience in the implementation of community health promotion projects and their evaluation. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 808.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 876: Practicum in Community Development (1-6 )
A practicum course designed to provide students with knowledge, background, and practical experience in the implementation of community improvement projects and their evaluation. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 802.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 877: Advanced Practicum in Gerontology (1-6 )
Supervised practical experience in working with elders in home, community, or institutional settings. Regular individual conferences with faculty are used to evaluate student progress. (Formerly HDFL 849.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 880: Early Childhood Practicum for Allied Professionals (1-6 )
Professionals in fields such as journalism, social welfare, and psychology may have career interests that include work with or on behalf of young children. This practicum provides students with individualized opportunities to work with young children in a group setting in order to extend their professional skills. (Formerly HDFL 790.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 881: Early Childhood Care and Intervention Practicum I (1-6 )
A course covering the specification of learning goals and the implementation and evaluation of curriculum design management of groups of young children. May be repeated for no more than a total of six credit hours. (Formerly HDFL 791.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 882: Early Childhood Care and Intervention Practicum II (1-6 )
A course to assess and teach skills in diagnosis and evaluation of particular problems in the developmental process of young children (1-5 years of age), and to design and implement interventions. May be repeated for no more than a total of six credit hours. (Formerly HDFL 792.) Prerequisite: ABSC 791 and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 883: Early Childhood Administration Practicum (1-6 )
Experiences in understanding and developing parent satisfaction with care arrangements for their child(ren), providing services to personnel responsible for care and development of young children, and/or maximizing use of available services for young children on their behalf. May be repeated for no more than a total of six credit hours. (Formerly HDFL 793.) Prerequisite: ABSC 791 and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 884: Early Childhood Early Intervention Practicum (1-6 )
Laboratory teaching in an early childhood classroom that includes children who are developmentally delayed, demonstrate behavioral or learning difficulties, or have other developmental disabilities. Experience includes individualized programming for children with special needs, as well as group management and group curriculum planning. May be repeated for no more than a total of six credit hours. (Formerly HDFL 794.) Prerequisite: ABSC 791 and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 885: Early Childhood Teacher Training Practicum (1-6 )
Experience in supervising staff who work in programs for young children. Supervision includes orienting, monitoring, and evaluating staff performance; opportunities for interaction with other professionals; experience in facilitating staff communication; and consulting on research projects. (Formerly HDFL 795.) Prerequisite: ABSC 791 and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 886: Developmental Assessment Practicum: _____ (1-6 )
This course provides direct experience in the developmental assessment of a selected age group, such as infants, preschool and elementary children, adolescents, or adults. It may be repeated providing the age group specification is not repeated. (Formerly HDFL 811.) Prerequisite: HDFL 810 or an equivalent course. FLD
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ABSC 887: Clinical Practicum in Pediatric Psychology (1-6 )
Supervised experience with pediatric patients referred for behavior problems, including, for example, temper tantrums, enuresis, encopresis, and hyperactivity. Also includes evaluation and treatment of children with commonly encountered behavior problems. In addition, students observe pediatric staff performing appropriate physical exams and observe the interaction between the medical staff and the pediatric psychologist. (Formerly HDFL 823.) Prerequisite: ABSC 705 and instructor permission. FLD
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ABSC 888: Diversity Issues in Clinical Psychology (3 )
Review of individual differences pertaining to culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc., as these have an impact upon theory, research, assessment, and treatment issues in clinical psychology. (Same as PSYC 888.) Prerequisite: Graduate status in clinical psychology, or consent of instructor. LEC
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ABSC 890: Seminar in: _____ (3 )
A seminar for master's level students. It examines basic and applied research literatures in specialized fields of applied behavioral science. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 701.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 891: Research in: _____ (1-6 )
Supervised research investigations in basic or applied behavioral science for master's students. The course introduces observational measurement, research methods and designs, and the conduct of research in the behavioral sciences. May be repeated for credit if the content is different. (Formerly HDFL 800.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 892: Readings in: _____ (1-3 )
An individual, supervised study of recent research and scholarship for master's students. The course emphasizes current scholarship in selected areas of basic and applied behavioral science and its conceptual foundations. Designed for students whose needs cannot be met in other courses. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 833.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 893: Special Topics in: _____ (1-3 )
A research and readings course for master's students. It allows them to concentrate their studies on selected basic and applied problems in behavioral science and carry out independent research. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. (Formerly HDFL 722, HDFL 724, HDFL 725, HDFL 799.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 894: Study Abroad Topics in: _____ (1-3 )
A course designed to enhance international experience in topic areas related to behavioral science for master's students. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC
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ABSC 897: Master's Thesis in Clinical Child Psychology (1-10 )
Supervised research experience for completing the thesis leading to master's degree. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. (Formerly HDFL 897.) (Same as PSYC 897.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. RSH
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ABSC 899: Master's Thesis in Applied Behavioral Science (1-9 )
Supervised research experience for the thesis leading to a master's degree in applied behavioral science. May be repeated. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. (Formerly HDFL 899.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in applied behavioral science or instructor permission. THE
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ABSC 900: Self-Control, Impulsivity, and Human Addictive Disorders (3 )
This course examines basic research designed to explore variables affecting animal and human decision making; particularly decisions classified as demonstrating impulsivity and self-control. The evidence for genetic and learning contributions to patterns of impulsive decision making will be explored, as will the relation between impulsivity and a range of addictive disorders. LEC
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ABSC 905: Psychopathology in Children (3 )
Diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems in childhood and adolescence. Preference given to graduate students in child clinical psychology, school psychology, and counseling psychology. (Same as PSYC 905.) Prerequisite: Fifteen hours of graduate credit in psychology or consent of instructor. LEC
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ABSC 908: Psychotropic Drugs: Effects Through the Life Span (3 )
This course covers basic pharmacological concepts, neuropharmacological principles, and the therapeutics of drug effects on behavior. Special attention is given to age and history as influences in psychopharmacological outcomes. (Formerly HDFL 908.) LEC
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ABSC 913: Behavioral Science Research Proseminar (1-3 )
A doctoral level professional seminar in which faculty and students present research proposals; offer formal presentations of completed empirical research, reviews of the literature, and other areas of scholarship; and engage discussion about contemporary empirical, conceptual, and professional issues in applied behavioral science. May be repeated for a total of eight credits. (Formerly HDFL 913). Prerequisite: Graduate standing in behavioral psychology or instructor permission. LEC
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