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HBSE 4000 Intro 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 Computer Applications 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.

HBSE 4010 Nature and needs of persons with intellectual disability/autism

Characteristics of persons manifesting different degrees of intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other developmental disabilities from early childhood through adolescence. The course emphasizes human developmental processes and variations including the impact of socio-contextual factors in the home, school, and community on students’ readiness to learn.

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 ABA I: Concepts and Principles in Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Management

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 ABA II: Foundational Concepts and Epistemology of Basic and Applied Behavior Analysis

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 ABA III: Verbal Development, Curriculum, and Pedagogy

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 Methods 1: Research Methods in Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Management

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 Methods 2: 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 Methods 3: 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 4048 Working with Families of Children with Autism

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the components related to successful partnerships between parents and professionals as realized through increasing positive and effective parenting skills within families of children with autism.

HBSE 4049 Professional and Ethical Issues in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis

This course will focus on the ethical, professional, and legal issues impacting those who apply the science of behavior to vulnerable populations (e.g., young children or children with disabilities), including those who work in clinical, home, and school settings.

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

This course introduces the fundamentals of general, special, and bilingual education and how they are infused into Deaf education. It will also acquaint students with current trends, issues, and research in the education of Deaf and hard of hearing learners of all ages, including historic and current objectives, techniques, and results. The cultural, historical, philosophical, psychological, linguistic and social aspects of the Deaf community will also be addressed from the educational perspective. Students are challenged to rethink their conceptualization of "Deaf education" as well as “general education” based on their perceptions of their own cultural dimensions.

HBSE 4071 Language/literacy for the DHH (reading/writing)

This course introduces the theoretical and scientific foundations of literacy and explores how reading, writing and cognitive processes are developed in early grades, particularly with deaf and hard of hearing students with language delays. Special emphasis is placed on foundational skills during the ‘learning to read’ stage with particular emphasis on the five major elements of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

HBSE 4071 Language/literacy for the DHH (reading/writing)

This course introduces the theoretical and scientific foundations of literacy and explores how reading, writing and cognitive processes are developed in early grades, particularly with deaf and hard of hearing students with language delays. Special emphasis is placed on foundational skills during the ‘learning to read’ stage with particular emphasis on the five major elements of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

HBSE 4072 Language development for the DHH

This course provides a review of the functions of language and communication, the nature and characteristics of language acquisition of typical language learners, the characteristics of language development in individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing, and assessment, curricular and intervention issues. Students will learn to use the Cottage Acquisition Scales for Listening, Language and Speech (CASLLS).

HBSE 4073

Course addresses audiological principles necessary to enable teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students to best support these students in their educational settings. Course topics include the identification, assessment, and management of hearing loss related to the educational setting, basic knowledge of audiograms, including type and degree of hearing loss, tympanometry, educational options, classroom acoustics, and auditory processing as well as hands-on experiences with the most current audiological equipment.

HBSE 4079 Language development and habilitation: Auditory verbal therapy (AVT)

This course provides instruction in strategies and techniques to facilitate communication skills through listening for deaf and hard of hearing children who use hearing aids and cochlear implants.

HBSE 4082 Assessment and evaluation of infants, children, and youth with exceptionalities

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.

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

This class provides a comprehensive overview of assessment and evaluation of children with hearing loss, including those who have additional learning needs and those who are linguistically and culturally diverse. Developmental, academic, social-emotional, and language assessments will be covered, with opportunities for hands-on, applied learning.

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 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

The purpose of this course is to build conversational competency in American Sign Language by activating visual-spatial communication skills; mastering basic vocabulary, grammar and compositional structures; and developing awareness of the history of gestural languages and deaf people in society. Courses are structured into four units: culture, communication, narration and literature. These units are designed to guide students from a conceptual understanding of American Sign Language through real-life conversational structures toward independence in practical dialogue and compositions.

HBSE 4872 American Sign Language II

ASL II is a continuation of ASL I. This course is designed to continue development of American Sign Language expressive and receptive skills, grammar, vocabulary, cultural awareness, and related terminology at the intermediate level.

HBSE 4880 Opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities

Transition planning and opportunities after K-12 school. The course covers the planning, instruction, and organization of community-based opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism. The full range of opportunities including college, employment, and increased independence to provide the supports for best outcomes for individuals with disabilities are covered in the course.

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 HUDM 5122. 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 6404 Advanced internships in special education: Behavioral disorders

Permission required. Post-masters level. Intensive in-service internship requires 3-5 days per week in approved settings. Internship allows for practical applications of scientific methods and principles taught in coursework to the education and treatment of children with and without disabilities.

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 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 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 Ph.D. degrees.

HBSE 8904 Dissertation advisement in special education: Applied Behavior Analysis

Advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for 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 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: $35.

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 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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