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M.Ed.Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): EDUABA7 - Advanced Concepts and Principles

Course Description

During this course, students will demonstrate comprehensive, highly specialised knowledge of advanced concepts and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Advanced topics will include, but are not limited to: motivating operations; positive and negative reinforcement contingencies; positive and negative punishment contingencies; extinction, stimulus control, derived stimulus relations, stimulus equivalence and verbal behavior. Students will collaborate with peers using highly developed information technology skills to explain highly complex schedules of reinforcement, including compound and lag schedules. Students will synthesize recent peer-reviewed research on advanced concepts and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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Course Materials List

Week 1

 

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 16. Motivating Operations

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Week 2

 

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 2. Basic Concepts and Principles

Chapter 11. Positive Reinforcement

 

Required website:

http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_cooper_appliedbeh_2/73/18706/4788887.cw/index.html

 

Week 3

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 2. Basic Concepts and Principles

Chapter 12. Negative Reinforcement

Required website:

http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_cooper_appliedbeh_2/73/18706/4788919.cw/index.html

 

Week 4

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 13. Schedules of Reinforcement

week 5

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 13. Schedules of Reinforcement

 

Week 6

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 13. Schedules of Reinforcement

Silbaugh, B.C., Murray, C., Kelly, M.P., & Healy, O. (2020). A systematic synthesis of lag schedule research in individuals with autism and other populations. Review Journal of Autism and

Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40489-020-00202-1

 

Recommended readings:

Baruni, R. R., Rapp, J. T., Lipe, S. L., & Novotny, M. A. (2014). Using lag schedules to increase toy play variability for children with intellectual disabilities. Behavioral Interventions, 29(1), 21-35.

Cammilleri, A. P., & Hanley, G. P. (2005). Use of a lag differential reinforcement contingency to increase varied selections of classroom activities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38(1), 111–115

 

week 7

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 14. Positive Punishment

 

Recommended reading:
Miltenberger, R., & Fuqua, W. (1981). Overcorrection: Review and critical analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 4, 123-141.

Required website:

http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_cooper_appliedbeh_2/73/18706/4788969.cw/index.html

Week 8

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 15. Negative Punishment

Required website:

http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_cooper_appliedbeh_2/73/18707/4788996.cw/index.html

 

Week 9

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 24. Extinction

Required website:

http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_cooper_appliedbeh_2/73/18707/4789129.cw/index.html

 

Week 10

Required readings:

Ploog, B. O. (2010). Stimulus over selectivity four decades later: A review of the literature and its implications for current research in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 1332-1349..

Zentall, T.R., Galizio, M. & Critchfield, T.S. (2002) Categorization, concept learning, and behavior analysis: An introduction. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 78, 237-248.

 

Recommended readings:

Kelly, M.P., & Reed, P. (in press). Examination of stimulus over-selectivity in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and its relationship to stereotyped behaviors and cognitive flexibility. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088357620943504

Kelly, M.P., & Reed, P. (in press). Age effects on the development of stimulus over-selectivity are mediated by cognitive flexibility and selective attention. International Journal of Behavioral Development.

Kelly, M.P., Leader, G., & Reed, P. (2015) Stimulus over-selectivity and extinction-induced recovery of performance as a product of intellectual impairment and autism severity. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 3098-3106

Kelly, M. P., Leader, G., & Reed, P. (2016). Factors producing over-selectivity in older individuals. Age, 38(3), 63.

https://aran.library.nuigalway.ie/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10379/3282/MPKelly%20PhD%20Thesis%20with%20viva%20edits%20Jan%2016th%202013.pdf?sequence=1

Required website:

http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_cooper_appliedbeh_2/73/18707/4789041.cw/index.html

 

 

Week 11

Required readings:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 17. Stimulus Control

Cowley, B. J., Green, G., & Braunling-McMorrow, D. (1992). Using stimulus equivalence procedures to teach name-face matching to adults with brain injuries. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 25, 461-475.

Week 12

 

Required reading:

Blackledge, J. T. (2003). An introduction to relational frame theory: Basics and applications. The Behavior Analyst Today, 3(4), 421-433.. 

Reed, D.; Luiselli, J. (2016). "Promoting the emergence of advanced knowledge: A review of peak relational training system: Direct training module by Mark R. Dixon"Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49 (1), 205–211

 

Week 13

 

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 18. Verbal Behavior

Required website:

http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_cooper_appliedbeh_2/73/18707/4789219.cw/index.html

 

Week 14

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chapter 18. Verbal Behavior

 

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