Strategies for Behavioral InterventionBack to Course Guide
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.