SPED 8013 Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis

Fall 2017
Robert Shapiro, PH.D., BCBA-D
rshapir3@fitchburgstate.edu

Course Description

The basic frameworks and theory of applied behavior analysis (ABA) will be examined including the definition and characteristics of ABA in this online hybrid course. The history and foundations of applied behavior analysis will be reviewed. Students will learn to identify the differences and connections between behaviorism, the experimental analysis of behavior, and applied behavior analysis. Important concepts will be identified and reviewed, ranging from the basic principles of behavior through specific behavior change tactics. General principles will be covered targeting areas of clinical intervention and educational intervention.

Syllabus

Text: Cooper, J.O., Heron, T.E., & Heward, W.L. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis (2nd Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Reflections

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Module 1: Introduction and Basic Concepts (Due 09/17)

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  • Discussion Board
  • Guided Notes
  • Module 1 Test

Module 2: Selecting, Defining and Measuring Behavior (Due 09/24)

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  • Discussion Board
  • Guided Notes
  • Module 2 Test

Module 3: Evaluating and Analyzing Behavior Change (Due 10/01)

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  • Discussion Board
  • Guided Notes
  • Module 3 Test

Module 4: Reinforcement Punishment (Due 10/08)

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  • Discussion Board
  • Guided Notes
  • Module 4 Test

Module 5: Antecedent Variables * FTF Class Oct 21 (DUE 10/15)

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  • Discussion Board
  • Guided Notes
  • Module 5 Test

Module 6: Developing New Behaviors (DUE 10/22)

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  • Discussion Board
  • Guided Notes
  • Module 6 Test

Module 7: Decreasing Behavior with NonPunishment Procedures (DUE 10/29)

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  • Discussion Board
  • Guided Notes
  • Module 7 Test