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SPED 521 Effective Program Development for Students with Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Content: Examination of key components of effective programs. Candidates visit and review programs that use different intervention models, including Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Candidates study and review delivery systems ranging from consultation models to therapeutic day-treatment programs. Emphasis on creating democratic communities that respond sensitively to students’ social, emotional, and developmental needs and are culturally sensitive. The course focuses on creating appropriate and meaningful learning experiences for these students, including place-based education and real-world problem solving with students who experience emotional and behavior disorders.
Prerequisites: SPED 511/SPED 629 or consent of advisor.
Credits: 3 semester hours.