CSL6837

Strategies for Behavioral Intervention

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A course in evidence-based behavioral interventions is imperative in meeting the needs of students in the educational environment. This course will look at prevention and intervention strategies at an academic and personal/social level. Behavioral interventions with the best outcomes are proactive and positive. This course will have students think about interventions in a structuring and teaching fashion instead of punitive responses. Techniques and skills to intervene at behavior function-based level will be the focus of the course. The skills and techniques taught through this class will be used in a school counselor’s abilities to effectively intervene with students proactively and positively.

PREREQUISITE:  CSL6801, CSL6833


UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Demonstrating positive behavioral intervention strategies.
  • Making behavioral observations.
  • Collecting behavioral/academic data.
  • Executing and designing Response to Intervention (RtI) meeting.
  • Using consultation strategies in the school environment.
  • Planning procedures of data collection, analyzing, and documentation.
  • Analyzing functionality of behavior and how to intervention.
  • De-escalating emotional situations.
  • Managing physically dangerous behavior and threats of violence.
  • Developing and applying functional reinforcement systems.
  • Stating limits and establishment of consequences for misbehavior.
  • Identifying internalized problems requiring mental health referral.
  • Relating relaxation and stress management techniques to staff and students.
  • Developing process for identifying replacement behaviors.
  • Developing a process for identifying target behaviors.
  • Identifying need for teaching replacement behaviors.
  • Teaching self-monitoring and self-evaluation behaviors to students.
  • Implementing functional communication skills to the student.
  • Demonstrating the use of structured reinforcement systems.

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