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HBSE 4000 Introduction to special education
Offered all terms. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Emphasis is placed on the identification of characteristics of individuals with disabilities and the impact of the characteristics on the learner and family members of the learner. The course is a study of the nature, psychosocial, and educational needs of individuals across the lifespan with physical, mental, emotional, or sensory impairments. Particular attention is placed on the way these special education programs fit, or should fit, into ongoing work in schools. Totally online versions of this course are available for non- HBSE majors in spring and summer A and B terms. Special fee: $25.

HBSE 4001 Teaching students with disabilities in the general education classroom
Problems of educational assessment, curriculum and teaching, organization, and guidance of students with physical, cognitive, affective, and sensory disabilities. Materials fee: $15

HBSE 4002 Instruction and curriculum for students with and without disabilities
Curriculum development and research-validated methods of instructing students with and without disabilities from early childhood through adolescence, including methods of teaching reading and mathematics and methods of enrichment and remediation. Materials fee: $10.

HBSE 4005 Applications of technology in special education
This course is intended to provide preservice and in-service special education teachers with basic information on assistive and instructional technology appropriate for use with infants, children and youths who require special education and related services. Materials fee: $25.

HBSE 4006 Working with families of children with disabilities
Current and historical perspectives on parent involvement in the special education and empowerment of infants, children, and youth with exceptionalities and their families. Emphasis on strategies and materials to facilitate a continuum of parent and family participation to strengthen the relationships between home, school, and the community. Students are trained in conflict resolution and must perform a minimum of 15 hours of respite to a family with a child with an exceptionality. Special fee: $15.

HBSE 4010 Nature and needs of persons with intellectual disability/autism
Characteristics of persons manifesting different degrees of intellectual disability/autism and other developmental disabilities from early childhood through adolescence. The course emphasizes implications for educational programming, curriculum, and instruction. Materials fee: $10.

HBSE 4011 Education of persons with intellectual disability/autism
Curriculum development and research-validated methods of instructing students with intellectual disability/autism and other developmental disabilities from early childhood through adolescence across ability levels. Materials fee: $20.

HBSE 4015 Applied behavior analysis I
Basic applications for learners without reading or writing repertoires. Strategic applications of the science of behavior to instruction, management, curriculum-based assessment, isolation of locus of learning/behavior problems, and measurably effective instructional practices.

HBSE 4016 Applied behavior analysis II
Prerequisite: HBSE 4015. Advanced applications to learners with writing, reading, and self-editing repertoires. Teaching operations and curricula designed to teach academic literacy, self-management, and problem solving. Data-based applications required. Special fee: $15.

HBSE 4017 Applied behavior analysis III: School-wide systems applications
Applications of behavior analysis to the schooling system that incorporates educating and working with families, providing classroom and school leadership, coordinating support personnel efforts across the school and home, and the development of learner independence through advanced scientifically based pedagogy and functional curriculum design, including computer-based instruction.

HBSE 4031 Education of students with physical disabilities
Curriculum development and research-validated methods of instructing students with physical disabilities from early childhood through adolescence in regular classes, special classes, hospitals, and home instruction.

HBSE 4044 Curricular and pedagogical foundations for teaching pre-listening through early academic literacy
Pedagogical and curricular design repertoires for realizing state educational objectives for children from pre-listener to early reader skills (NYSED Standards, English Excellence in Education Standards, and CABAS® Standards Preschool through Kindergarten). Permission required for non-majors.

HBSE 4045 Curricular and pedagogical operations for teaching the foundations of functional academic literacy
Pedagogical and curricular repertoires for realizing state educational objectives for children with early to advanced self-editing and self-management repertoires (grades 1 through 3). Materials fee: $10. Permission required for non-majors.

HBSE 4046 Curricular and pedagogical operations for teaching advanced functional academic literacy (4th grade through early middle school)
Pedagogical and curricular repertoires for realizing state educational objectives for children with early to advanced self-editing and self-management repertoires (grades 4 through middle school). Permission required for non-majors.

HBSE 4060 Psychosocial implications of vision loss on people with blindness and visual impairment and their families
Professor Cummins. Blindness and Visual Impairment (majors must enroll for 3 points). Introduction to the education of children, youths, and adults with blindness and visual impairment and their families; historical aspects; development of professional agencies and services; psychosocial aspects of blindness; problems and issues of the field. Special fee: $40.

HBSE 4070 Psychosocial and cultural aspects of people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing

Introduction to the education of children, youth, and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing; historical development; psychosocial and cultural aspects; problems and issues of the field.

HBSE 4071 Special methods: Methods of teaching reading and writing to individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing
Study of special methods of teaching in programs for children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing at nursery, elementary, and secondary levels, with particular attention to the development of language within the language arts subject areas. Materials fee: $10.

HBSE 4072 Development of language for individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing
Language development of deaf or hard of hearing individuals at different maturational levels. Prerequisite: HBSE 4079 or equivalent.

HBSE 4073 Audiological principles and the teaching of speech and listening skills to individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing
Development of speech in children who are deaf or hard of hearing, methods of teaching speech to children who are deaf or hard of hearing, development of educational programs for the maximum utilization of residual hearing. Lab required. Materials fee: $10.

HBSE 4074 Linguistics of American Sign Language
An in-depth study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics of American Sign Language. Aspects of the psycho- and socio-linguistics of this language are covered.

HBSE 4077 Seminar in teacher-as-researcher
Students are oriented to the role of teacher-as-researcher, in terms of classroom-based inquiry, and they begin designing their master's projects. Additionally, students are expected to translate basic research in the area of language acquisition, reading, syntax, semantics, discourse processes, and/or pragmatics into classroom pedagogy and research.

HBSE 4079 Language development and rehabilitation: The foundations
Course designed to establish a firm foundation in generative syntax, semantics, and pragmatics as it relates to language development and rehabilitation. Materials fee: $10.

HBSE 4082 Assessment and evaluation of infants, children, and youth with exceptionalities
Enrollment limited to 20 per term. An in-depth study of theoretical principles of measurement, assessment, and evaluation necessary for appropriate identification of needs as related to implementation of educational plans for infants, children, and youth with disabilities. Applications of assessment data in instructional programs for children with disabilities. Students complete approximately 50 hours of assessments and evaluations of infants, children, youths, and young adults with disabilities, as part of the course, through work in the Dean Hope Center and the Harlem Tutoring Program. Special fee: $150. Students participate in an additional, weekly lab session.

HBSE 4092 Introduction to foundations of special education opportunity
Theory and practice in the rehabilitation and redress of human relationships affecting people with disabilities across the lifespan. Materials fee: $10.

HBSE 4300 Practicum in assessment and evaluation of individuals with exceptionalities
Supervisors affiliated with the Dean Hope Center. Permission required. Prerequisite: HBSE 4082. Participation in interdisciplinary, psychoeducational assessment of exceptional children. Analysis of observational and test data; formulation of educa-tional programs for exceptional learners. Conducted in the Dean Hope Center or in appropriate community facilities. Course meets the equivalent of one full day a week. Supervisory fee: $100 and lab fee: $150. (Plus additional lab time).

HBSE 4700 Observation and student teaching in special education: Pre-student teaching
Permission required. Course requires 3-5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus.

HBSE 4701 Observation and student teaching in special education: Intellectual disability/autism
Permission required. Course requires 3-5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus.

HBSE 4704 Observation and student teaching in special education: Applied behavioral analysis and behavioral disorders
Permission required. Course requires 3-5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus.

HBSE 4707 II: Observation and student teaching in special education: Deaf and hard of hearing
Permission required. Course requires 3-5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus.

HBSE 4871 American Sign Language I
A course designed to develop beginning receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language.

HBSE 4880 Opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities-annual conference
Research conference sponsored by the Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of research findings by Center researchers and their colleagues from the field.

HBSE 4901 Research and independent study: Special Education
Permission required.

HBSE 5010 Study of the philosophic foundations of special education
Permission required. For post-master's and advanced master's students in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies in special education. Overview of major philosophic orientation within social sciences and special education. Special fee: $10.

HBSE 5301 Advanced practica in special education: Intellectual disability/autism
Guided experiences in selected special education programs for advanced students. Weekly seminar meetings. Supervised group field visits. Preservice internships arranged. Students submit reports analyzing experiences.

HBSE 5304 Advanced practica in special education: Behavioral disorders
Guided experiences in selected special education programs for advanced students. Weekly seminar meetings. Supervised group field visits. Preservice internships arranged. Students submit reports analyzing experiences.

HBSE 5307 Advanced practica in special education: Deaf and hard of hearing
Guided experiences in selected special education programs for advanced students. Weekly seminar meetings. Supervised group field visits. Preservice internships arranged. Students submit reports analyzing experiences.

HBSE 5309 Advanced practica in special education: Rehabilitation of persons with developmental disabilities
Guided experiences in selected special education programs for advanced students. Weekly seminar meetings. Supervised group field visits. Preservice internships arranged. Students submit reports analyzing experiences.

HBSE 5901 Problems in special education: Intellectual disability/autism
Qualified students work individually or in small groups under guidance on practical research problems. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration; final written report required.

HBSE 5904 Problems in special education: Applied behavioral analysis and behavioral disorders
Qualified students work individually or in small groups under guidance on practical research problems. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration; final written report required.

HBSE 5907 Problems in special education: Deaf and hard of hearing
Qualified students work individually or in small groups under guidance on practical research problems. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration; final written report required.

HBSE 5909 Problems in special education: Guidance, rehabilitation, and career education
Qualified students work individually or in small groups under guidance on practical research problems. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration; final written report required.

HBSE 6001 Research in special education
Permission required. Prerequisites: HUDM 4122 and HUDM 4123. Instruction in the development, conduct, and reporting of research. Student research studies. All doctoral students in Special Education in Health and Behavior Studies must take all courses in this sequence which are as follows: HBSE 6001(2) - Research and experimental design, HBSE 6003(2) Qualitative approaches, and HBSE 6005(2) Single case experimental designs. Special fee: $30 per course.

HBSE 6003 Teacher education in special education
Permission required. Prerequisites: HUDM 4122 and HUDM 4123. Instruction in the development, conduct, and reporting of research. Student research studies. All doctoral students in Special Education in Health and Behavior Studies must take all courses in this sequence which are as follows: HBSE 6001(2) - Research and experimental design, HBSE 6003(2) Qualitative approaches, and HBSE 6005(2) Single case experimental designs. Special fee: $30 per course.

HBSE 6005 Research in special education
Permission required. Prerequisites: HUDM 4122 and HUDM 4123. Instruction in the development, conduct, and reporting of research. Student research studies. All doctoral students in Special Education in Health and Behavior Studies must take all courses in this sequence which are as follows: HBSE 6001(2) - Research and experimental design, HBSE 6003(2) Qualitative approaches, and HBSE 6005(2) Single case experimental designs. Special fee: $30 per course.

HBSE 6008 Behaviorism and the science of behavior
Permission required (for Ph.D. students in Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Disorders). A survey comparing and contrasting the various behaviorisms including: methodological behaviorism, paradigmatic behaviorism, interbehaviorism, social behaviorism, radical behaviorism, behavior selection, and the relationship of these to pragmatism, natural selection, positivism, and their historical roots of behavior selection and natural selection in the Scottish enlightenment.

HBSE 6010 Advanced study of problems and issues in special education
Permission required. Required of doctoral students in Special Education in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies. Design and appraisal of current practices and policies in the education of exceptional children and adults.

HBSE 6015 The verbal behavior model: Individual educational programming
Prerequisites: HBSE 4015 and HBSE 4043. Students will master Skinner's model of communicative behavior, the associated literature, and major theoretical papers. Research and data-based schooling applications of the model will be made to pedagogy and curriculum.

HBSE 6031 Single-case experimental design in education, medicine, and therapy
Permission required. Course covers inter-subject and intrasubject designs, repeated measurement, generality, relevant statistical techniques, direct and systematic replication, and selection of group or single case designs. Offered once every three years.

HBSE 6401 Advanced internships in special education: Intellectual disability/autism
Permission required. Post-master's level. Intensive in-service internship at agency chosen to meet individual student's needs. Students submit reports analyzing experiences.

HBSE 6501 Advanced seminars in special education: Intellectual disability/autism
For doctoral students in special education and related fields. Recent developments in theory and research as related to the specialization from psychological, educational, sociological, and/or medical sources.

HBSE 6504 Advanced seminars in special education: Applied behavior analysis and behavioral disorders
For doctoral students in special education and related fields. Recent developments in theory and research as related to the specialization from psychological, educational, sociological, and/or medical sources.

HBSE 7500 Dissertation seminar in special education
Permission required. Only advanced doctoral students in special education programs are eligible. Prerequisites: HBSE 5010, HBSE 6001, and HBSE 6010. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval. Special fee: $10.

HBSE 8901 Dissertation advisement in special education: Intellectual disability/autism
Advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.

HBSE 8903 Dissertation advisement in special education: Physical disabilities
Advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.

HBSE 8904 Dissertation advisement in special education: Behavioral disorders
Advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.

HBSE 8906 Dissertation advisement in special education: Blindness and visual impairment
Advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.

HBSE 8907 Dissertation advisement in special education: Deaf and hard of hearing
Advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.