UVM EDSP 306 - Syllabus (14 pages)

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School:
The University of Vermont
Course:
Edsp 306 - Assess Emo & Beh Disabilities

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EDSP 306 Syllabus Title Issues and Approaches to Assessment of Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities Credits 3 0 1 credit 15 contact hours Instructor Jesse C Suter Ph D email jesse suter uvm edu phone 802 656 1130 Website BEST Graduate Concentration Website handouts notes etc http www uvm edu cdci ebd Meeting dates and times Five Saturdays Fall 2007 9 29 10 13 11 3 12 1 12 8 8am to 4pm Locations 211 Mann Hall UVM Campus 9 29 Cavendish Town Elementary School 10 13 11 3 12 1 12 8 Course Description This course focuses on behavioral assessment of emotional and behavioral disabilities Evaluation is a key component to providing effective interventions for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities Formally and informally evaluation is used to identify students needing additional supports inform instructional and service planning and measure progress toward outcomes Special educators have critical roles to play in the evaluation of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities They collect information collaborate with other professionals and help involve families in the process Goals Students will explore developmental and environmental influences on student behavior ethical legal standards family involvement types of assessment measures and techniques interviews observations checklists functional behavioral assessments and major categories of emotional and behavioral disabilities e g disruptive behavior disorders internalizing disorders and autism spectrum disorders Participants will gain knowledge and experience with evaluation measures and strategies through case studies group activities and students they are working with at school This course also provides an opportunity to share and develop resources to help participants facilitate evaluations in the future Learning Outcomes 1 An understanding of the construct emotional disturbance from the perspective of varying disciplines and how it pertains to special education eligibility 2 An understanding of the



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