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SEE 249 Prin & Proc Eff Behav Mgmt

The course will address the range of behavioral differences observed in typical children and youth as well as the challenges seen among youngsters with mental health issues, disabilities and behavior challenges. Emphasis is placed upon the classroom management techniques that will enhance both individual and group learning in a safe and well-organized environment. Interventions will be presented that assist the future teacher in providing positive learning environments that support students' academic and social skills development. Attention will be given to school-based models to address behavior including positive behavior supports (PBS) and response to intervention (RTI) programs as well as curricula and interventions to assist children and youth in developing social emotional competence, self-regulation and executive function skills. Candidates complete a functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan based on a semester long process of observing one child, collecting data, and analyzing the data. Candidates also implement social learning activities and lessons for individual and group instruction. One credit is earned through a required 18-hour field experience. Prerequisite: SED or SIE 146. Fall, Spring.