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Applied Behavior Analysis

In the Department of Health and Behavior Studies

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HBSE 4000 Introduction to special education

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.

HBSE 4001 Teaching students with disabilities in the general education classroom

This course addresses problems of educational assessment, curriculum and teaching, organization, and guidance of students with physical, cognitive, affective, and sensory disabilities.

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.

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. Students in ID/Autism programs must perform a minimum of 14 hours of support to a family with a child with an exceptionality.

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. 

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.

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.

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 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).

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).

HBSE 4046 Curricular and pedagogical operations for teaching advanced 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 4 through middle school).

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 Language and Literacy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the content areas

Study of special methods of teaching in programs for children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing at preschool, elementary, and secondary levels, with particular attention to the development of language within the language arts subject areas.

HBSE 4071 Language and literacy in the content areas for the deaf and hard of hearing

Study of special methods of teaching in programs for children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing at preschool, elementary, and secondary levels, with particular attention to the development of language within the content areas; science, math, social studies.

HBSE 4072 Language development for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Language development of hearing and deaf or hard of hearing individuals at different maturational levels.

HBSE 4073 Teaching Speech, Language, and Communication Skills to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Course addresses audiological principles necessary to enable teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students to best support these student in their educational settings. The course also covers various communication approaches in deaf education, phonetics, and techniques to develop speech, language, speech reading, listening, and functional communication skills. The course provides study of theory, research, and practical audiological information as well as hands-on experiences with the most current audiological equipment. Lab required.

HBSE 4079 Language development and rehabilitation: The foundations

Students will explore the underpinnings for audition and spoken language acquisition through Auditory Verbal/Auditory Oral approaches using evidence-based research. Specific techniques, strategies, and teaching behaviors to (re)habilitate and develop listening and spoken language in young children and adolescents with varying degrees of hearing loss will be practiced.

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.

HBSE 4300 Practicum in assessment and evaluation of individuals with exceptionalities

Supervisors affiliated with the Dean Hope Center. Permission required. Participation in interdisciplinary, psychoeducational assessment of exceptional children. Analysis of observational and test data; formulation of educational 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.

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 4863 Introduction to cued speech

Course provides students with a background in Cued Speech, including its history; research studies; and application of the system for deaf and hearing individuals in the classroom, home, and community. Students will learn the mechanics of the cueing system and know how to apply it as an educational and communication tool. Through an interactive approach, this course will assist teachers, administrators, consultants, interpreters and other personnel in the field of deaf and/or special education and speech-language pathology in understanding how they can apply the Cued Speech system to their respective fields.

HBSE 4871 American Sign Language I

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

HBSE 4872 American Sign Language II

A course designed to develop intermediate 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. Required of all doctoral students in the Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education programs in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies. Overview of major theoretical and methodological orientation within social sciences and special education.

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 additional statistics course work. Instruction in the development, conduct, and reporting of research. Student research studies. Required of all doctoral students in Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education programs in the department of Health and Behavior Studies.

HBSE 6005 Research in special education: single-subject design I

Permission required. Prerequisites: HUDM 4122 and other statistics course work. Instruction in the development, conduct, and reporting of single-case design research. Student research studies. Required of all doctoral students in the Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education programs in the department of Health and Behavior Studies.

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 all doctoral students in Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education programs in the department of Health and Behavior Studies. Instruction in the current practices and policies in the education of exceptional children with emphases on language and literacy development.

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 Research methods in special education: single-subject design II

Permission required. Course covers inter-subject and intrasubject designs, repeated measurement, generality, direct and systematic replication, and selection of group or single-case designs.

HBSE 6401 Advanced internships in special education: Intellectual disability/autism

Permission required. Post-masters level. Intensive in-service internship at agency chosen to meet individual students 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, 6001, 6003, 6005, 6031 and 6010. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval.

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 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.

HBSK 4072 Theory and Techniques of Assessment and Intervention in Reading

Provides an overview of theories and research pertaining to reading acquisition and assessment and intervention techniques for reading across the lifespan.  Content is organized according to four major themes: the psychology of reading development, language structures, assessment, and intervention.  Materials fee: $25.

HBSS 4116 Health Education for Teachers

This course reviews the critical health issues that affect the well-being of youths today, emphasizing the practical aspects of health education in the classroom. The course will provide training in various aspects of child health that are mandated for teaching certification, including the following: reporting child abuse; preventing school violence; and, promoting respect and dignity for all students. Students who take an online section of this course must also take an additional three-hour in-person workshop to meet the Dignity For All Students Act (DASA) requirement for teacher certification.

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