Behavior Support to Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
This course provides the candidate with the skills and legal framework essential to the development of positive behavior supports and selfmanagement outcomes for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Candidates examine the biological, neurological, and psychological foundations of behavior disorders, appropriate communication, and management strategies that are aligned with instructional practices. The foundations of functional analysis of behavior leading to positive behavior intervention plans are examined. Models of collaborative practices that lead to critical partnerships with students, families, educators and agencies are investigated through skill development and self-analysis. This course is a requirement for the Moderate to Severe Disabilities Specialist credential.