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Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the for specific course availability for each semester:

HBSK 4025 Professional and ethical functions of school psychologists
Permission required. Overview of issues associated with the school psychologist’s roles within educational settings including assessment, intervention, and consultation. Education and disability law and ethics are stressed.

HBSK 4072 Theory and techniques of reading assessment and intervention
Overview of theories, assessment, and intervention techniques for reading and writing across the lifespan. Both typical development and literacy difficulty are addressed. Materials fee: $50.

HBSK 4073 Childhood Disorders
Permission required. Information involving the symptoms, life-course, prevalence, and etiology of a number of psychiatric disorders that are manifested in childhood and adolescence is presented. Information involving assessment and treatment is also considered. This course considers psycho-educational assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child and adolescent disorders. A testing lab is included. Materials fee: $75.

HBSK 4074 Development of reading comprehension strategies and study skills
Reading and study skills: Practical procedures based on research find-ings appropriate for teachers, counselors, and others. Discussion focuses on students in the middle elementary grades through young adulthood.

HBSK 5031 Family as a context for child development
Prerequisite: Any introductory developmental psychology course. Examines theories of family functioning and empirical evidence of family processes that mediate child and adolescent development outcomes. Emphasis on family factors associated with children’s cognitive, emotional, and academic development, including home-school collaboration and social functioning within cultural contexts. Materials fee: $10.

HBSK 5050 Therapeutic interventions for school psychologists
Permission required. This course is intended to provide school psychology students with information about applied behavior analysis, behavior therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy. Information pertaining to behavioral assessment, single-case research designs and behavioral and cognitive-behavioral approaches to the treatment of childhood disorders and problems is considered. Information involving treatment efficacy is a major focus of the course. Materials fee: $100

HBSK 5051 Child-adolescent PTSD and related disorders
Permission required. This course presents information about the history, epidemiology, etiology, assessment, prevention, and cognitive-behavioral treatment of child-adolescent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related internalizing disorders. Analogue diagnostic and treatment training is provided. Materials fee: $100.

HBSK 5070 Neural bases for language and cognitive development
Permission required. Examination of neural mechanisms involved in language, reading, and the acquisition of academic skills. Particular attention is paid to language disorders, variations in cerebral organization, and hemisphere specialization.

HBSK 5085 Observing and assessing preschool children
Overview of assessment procedures used with preschool and kindergarten-age children including review of related tests, the development of observation procedures, and the development of screening programs. Materials fee: $75.

HBSK 5096 The psychology of memory
An analysis of perspectives on human memory with particular attention to knowledge, attention, strategic processes, meta-cognition, transfer, and context. The application of this information to practice is stressed.

HBSK 5273 Supervised fieldwork in remedial reading and school difficulties: Supervised experience in supervision
Advanced doctoral students are supervised in their supervision of the comprehensive psychoeducational assessments with clients in the Center for Educational and Psychological Services performed by first-year school psychology students enrolled in HBSK 6380.

HBSK 5280 Fieldwork in school psychological services
Permission required. Limited to second-year students in School Psychology. Must be taken concurrently with HBSK 6382-HBSK 6383. Supervised school-based experience in psychoeducational practice (two days per week for the entire academic year). Includes university-based supervision. Supervisory fee: $100 per semester.

HBSK 5320 Individual psychological testing I
Permission required. This is a year-long course open to Ed.M. and doctoral students in School Psychology. Background, administration, and interpretation of major psychological tests from both nomothetic and ideographic perspectives. Both courses cover the administration of major cognitive and personality measures and the interpretation and integration of data into case reports. Lecture plus lab/supervisory section. Supervisory fee: $100; materials fee: $50 per term.

HBSK 5321 Individual psychological testing II
Permission required. This is a year-long course open to Ed.M. and doctoral students in School Psychology. Background, administration, and interpretation of major psychological tests from both nomothetic and ideographic perspectives. Both courses cover the administration of major cognitive and personality measures and the interpretation and integration of data into case reports. Lecture plus lab/supervisory section. Supervisory fee: $100; materials fee: $50 per term.

HBSK 6380 Practicum in psycho-educational assessment with culturally diverse students
Permission required. Supervised experience in psychoeducational assessment, including observation, interviewing, and testing of children and youth from culturally diverse backgrounds; integration and interpretation of data. Consideration of intervention procedures. Students work with clients in the Dean Hope Center. Additional supervisory session required. Supervisory fee: $100. Materials fee: $50.

HBSK 6382 Advanced practicum in psycho-educational interventions in schools
Permission required. Concurrent registration in HBSK 5280 required for all School Psychology students. Cognitive-behavioral interventions with children, adolescents, and their families. Special fee: $150.

HBSK 6383 Neuropsychological assessment of children and adults
Permission required. Prerequisites: HBSK 5320 and either BBSN 5033 or BBSN 5070. Analysis, administration, and interpretation of special procedures used to assess brain damage/dysfunction in adults and children. Special fee: $150.

HBSK 6570 Research in applied educational psychology: Neurosciences and Education
Permission required. Prerequisite: familiarity with statistical procedures and research design. Students participate in ongoing research or other special projects under the direction of a faculty member.

HBSK 6571 Research in applied educational psychology: Cognitive processes and strategies in young children
Permission required. Prerequisite: familiarity with statistical procedures and research design. Students participate in ongoing research or other special projects under the direction of a faculty member.

HBSK 6572 Research in applied educational psychology: : Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Permission required. Prerequisite: familiarity with statistical procedures and research design. Students participate in ongoing research or other special projects under the direction of a faculty member.

HBSK 6574 Research in applied educational psychology: Cognitive processes related to studying
Permission required. Prerequisite: familiarity with statistical procedures and research design. Students participate in ongoing research or other special projects under the direction of a faculty member.

HBSK 6576 Research in applied educational psychology: Acquisition of reading and writing ability
Permission required. Prerequisite: familiarity with statistical procedures and research design. Students participate in ongoing research or other special projects under the direction of a faculty member.

HBSK 6577 Research in applied educational psychology: Psychoeducational aspects of deafness
Permission required. Prerequisite: familiarity with statistical procedures and research design. Students participate in ongoing research or other special projects under the direction of a faculty member.

HBSK 6578 Research in applied educational psychology: Family and school violence
Permission required. Prerequisite: familiarity with statistical procedures and research design. Students participate in ongoing research or other special projects under the direction of a faculty member.

HBSK 6584 Seminar: school psychology consultation
In this course, students develop and practice basic skills in school consul-tation and counseling. Through readings, discussions, presentations, and role plays, students demonstrate an understanding of counseling theories and approaches, approaches to consultation, as well as practices consistent with professional ethics and legal standards. Students reflect on their own cultural background and acquire knowledge relevant to cross-cultural consultations.

HBSK 7503 Dissertation seminar: Schooling and Reading
Permission required.

HBSK 8902 Dissertation advisement: Schooling and Reading
Permission required. Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For more information please see section on continuous registration for Ed.D. degree.