TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ESSPED5736 - METHODS OF INSTRUCTION FOR MODERATE TO SEVERE DISABILITIES

Lecturer - Autumn 2017

This course provides students with an introduction to designing and developing instructional programs for children with moderate to intensive disabilities. In order to provide effective instruction, teachers first need to identify the specific strengths and weaknesses of each child. This can be accomplished through meaningful assessment. From such assessments, teachers can target specific skills for instruction and write Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) for children with disabilities. This course will provide students with the skills to identify instructional goals and objectives for children using meaningful assessment techniques (e.g., ecological inventories, functional behavior assessments). It will also provide students with basic information on effective instructional strategies for children with moderate/intensive needs to prepare them to implement instructional programs in ESSPED 5737: Methods of Instruction II for Children with Moderate/Intensive Disabilities: Implementing and Evaluating Instructional Programs, the follow-up to this course.

The Ohio State University - Columbus

ESSPED5742 - APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS FOR TEACHERS

Adjunct Lecturer - Summer 2017

Success in teaching requires a strong foundation and knowledge of basic principles of learning and of effective and practical classroom management procedures. This course introduces students to the basic principles by which humans learn social, academic, physical, and other skills. These basic principles include, but are not limited to, positive and negative reinforcement, extinction, punishment, discrimination, and stimulus control. Procedures and techniques derived from these principles include: prompting, fading, shaping, chaining, reinforcement schedules, time out, response cost, extinction behavioral contracts, and token economies.
As an introductory course, it is presumed that students have limited or no background experiences with behavior change principles and procedures. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with a complete, accurate, and contemporary view of applied behavior analysis, and how this approach can be used to change socially significant behaviors for individuals, especially those with special needs.

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