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Abstract. t:! = FITCHBURG STATE UNIVERSITY SPED 8029 Fundamental Elements of Behavior Cflange and ·Specific Behavior Change Procedures Instructor: Robert Shapiro, Ph.D., BCBA-D Telephone: (978) 790-5793 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org COURSE DESCRIPTION: 3 CREDITS This online hybrid course focuses on refining student understanding of the basic principles of applied behavior analysis, and critically examining the factors influencing behavior change procedures based on these basic principles. The course is heavily product-driven, in that lecture will be spent learning about effective design of behavior change procedures, with the expectation that students will use this knowledge to produce programs designed to impact socially valid learning targets, then implement these programs to evaluate their effectiveness. Students will be evaluated on completion of weekly assignments and quizzes, the submission of one brief research article, presentation of one poster session during our face-to-face session, and one multiple choice exam. q you plan on matriculating into a graduate program at Fitchburg State University, please be aware that 6 semester hours of Fitchburg State University credit taken within a year prior to the candidate's admission may be applied to the certificate program with the approval of the program chairperson. Anything over 6 credits prior to matriculation will NOT be accepted towards the degree. TAKING AN ONLINE COURSE: I would encourage everyone to familiarize yourselves with the general format of the class and its expectations. As the class is online, it is essential to be self-motivated and manage your time. I strongly recommend that you stay active in the class and the discussions on a regular basis. Also, make use of the supports available to you. All these supports are detailed in the Student Introductory Course within your Blackboard account. The class itself is a great resource. In addition, make sure to ask me any questions that you have. I am readily available via email and Blackboard™ (detailed later in the syllabus). Also, · remember that the IT Helpdesk is available 24/7 by emailing email@example.com or by calling 978-665-4500. TEXT: Cooper, J.O., Heron, T.E., & Heward, W.L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis (2nd ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.