Advanced Practicum Syllabus<br />Room: WoodsEdge Learning Center/KRESA<br /> <br />Graduate Student Instructors:<br />Nina Gerencser<br />Kgerencs@gmail.com<br /> Jennifer Mrljak<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />WoodsEdge Numbers:<br />Carmen’s Room: (269)250-9435<br />Office: (269)250-9400<br />The Advanced Autism Practicum is the last in a set of three practica with the goal of training undergraduate student technicians to administer Discrete-Trial Therapy to preschool-aged children with autism. Students must detect specific skill deficits, author a procedure to address the problem, interpret the data, and write recycles phases to increase the procedures effectiveness. Students also complete an introduction to functional assessments for problem behaviors. <br />
Roles and Responsibilities of Practicum Students
All practicum students are subject to the rules and regulations of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Services Agency (KRESA). For instance, verbal or physical abuse will not be tolerated. If a WMU student engages in verbal or physical abuse of any kind, then the student will be terminated as a staff member of KRESA and the WMU student must drop the course. If it is too late to drop the course, then the WMU student will receive an “E” for the course.
Dress Code - WoodsEdge is a professional site and you are expected to adhere to the dress code.
Examples of acceptable attire: clean dark jeans, khakis, dress pants, professional t-shirts, t-shirts with WoodsEdge and WMU logos ONLY.
Examples of unacceptable attire: Any dirty, torn, patched, or stained clothing, cut-offs, beach wear, low-cut shirts, bare-midriff shirts, short skirts or shorts ("Daisy Dukes"), T-shirts inappropriate for an educational setting (sex, drugs, alcohol, etc.), t-shirts with logos, exposed undergarments, and clothing worn inside out or backwards, no flip-flops.
20 points per week
Practicum hours incl.
½ letter grade deduction if 3 days are missed of seminar or practicum
Or student is late to seminar or practicum enough hours to add up to 3 absences
approx. 2 scores a week, 100 points for each
20 points a week, deductions are taken when necessary
Assignments Points<br />Lit Review 1 and 210 eaFull Preference Assessment5Tasks Analysis for Procedure10Procedure Proposal10Procedure Draft10Procedure Final Draft20Client Presentation Form10Intro and Lit Review Section of Paper10Analysis Section of Paper10Evaluation & Recylce Section of Paper10Red Dot and Conclusion Section of Paper10Graph from Procedure10Client Presentation Paper 1st Draft20Client Presentation Paper Final Draft50Red Dot Notes from Reading5Red Dot analysis Form5Red Dot Rough 1st Draft20Red Dot Final Draft30Behavior Plan or FA20PPT Presentation and Rehearsal Rough20PPT Presentation Final Draft30Oral Presenting of PPT20Carmen Meeting # 1 with Notes5Carmen Meeting # 2 with Notes5BCBA/Supervisor Meeting # 1 (Notes)5BCBA/Supervisor Meeting # 2 (Notes)5Weekly Professionalism280Final Materials CD50<br /> Participation (Meetings 4 at 5 points) 20<br /> 2 meetings with Carmen<br /> 2 meetings with BCBA Supervisor<br />Professionalism (Weekly) 20 <br /> Based on attendance to meetings <br /> Communicating with Supervisor<br /> Completion of weekly assignments<br /> Completion of Supervisor Evaluations<br /> Professionalism Standards at WE and with supervisors, Etc. <br />
Participation, HomeworkGrade92878277726762<61Professionalism & Monitoring97ABABCBCDCDE93BABCBCDCDE89BBCCDCDE85CBCDCDE81CDCDE78DCDE75DE71E<br />WoodsEdge Learning Center Participation: <br />At WoodsEdge, tutors earn 10 points an hour. Therefore, a day at WoodsEdge is worth 20 pts. Participation points are deducted for doing other homework or socializing when you should be working with your child, etc. You cannot make up absences with OAPs.<br />When a tutor misses a practicum day (for whatever reason), s/he will lose participation (20 points) points for that day.<br />When a tutor misses more than three days either at WoodsEdge or in seminar, on the fourth missed day, the grade is lowered half a letter grade. <br />If a tutor loses all participation points for any given day either at WoodsEdge or in seminar due to being late, s/he must still participate in all activities during the time remaining. Otherwise, the tutors final grade will be lowered half a letter grade.<br />Tutors lose 1 point for every minute s/he arrives late or leaves early (for any reason). <br />In addition, when a tutor is going to be late and does not call to warn classroom staff, 10 Professionalism points will be lost. <br />Rationale for the stringent attendance policy: Consistency is crucial for the tutors and the children. Tutors benefit most from daily practice and feedback in order to acquire the skills needed to properly perform DT sessions. Absences affect their repertoire (DT skills) but also the repertoire of the child with whom they are working. Please note that this “get-tough” attendance policy is designed to avoid the hopeless hassle of coming around during, or at the conclusion of, the semester pleading for some way to make up points lost throughout the semester! <br /> Participation: <br />Participation is contingent upon:<br />Meetings<br />2-Carmen Meetings<br />2-BCBA Supervision Meetings<br />Monthly AP Meetings<br />Working on Projects<br />Attendance at WE<br />Attendance at weekly large group meetings<br />Completion of weekly assignments<br />Professionalism:<br />Professionalism is contingent upon:<br /> Treating WE staff, CC, and other AP participants respectfully<br />Dress Codes<br />Assignment completion<br />Communication with your CC and AP supervisor<br />When a tutor misses more than three days either at WoodsEdge, on the fourth missed day, the grade is lowered half a letter grade. <br />If a tutor is late two hours (cumulative) it is counted as one absence<br />
Cheating of any sort results in our recommending to the WMU Student Judiciary Committee that the student receive a grade of "E" for the course. Entering false data at Croyden Avenue School will also result in our recommending to the WMU Office of Student Judicial Affairs that the student receive a grade of "E". ENTERING FALSE DATA ALSO HURTS YOUR CHILD!
Accommodation for disabilities Any student with a documented disability (e.g., physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact Ms. Beth Denhartigh at 387-2116 or at email@example.com at the beginning of the semester. A disability determination must be made by this office before any accommodations are provided by the instructor.
Student academic conductYou are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the academic policies and procedures in the Undergraduate or Graduate Catalogs (found online, http://catalog.wmich.edu) that pertain to Student rights and responsibilities. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity, and computer misuse. If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.
We go by WoodsEdge’s calendar, not WMU. Therefore if WMU is closed for a certain holiday, break, etc., WoodsEdge may still be open and you are required to attend your shift.
Responsibilities for an Advanced Practicum Student:
Refer to responsibilities list
WoodsEdge Expectations: (A list is included with AP materials)
Practicum students are expected to
Inter-trial Interval (ITI): 3-5 Seconds
Inter-procedure Interval (IPI): 60 seconds or less
Reinforcer Duration: 5-10 seconds
Goal: to do at least 4 meaningful procedure trials per minute
How to meet these expectations:
When doubled up—
One tutor is working with the child
The other is:
Helping to prompt
Setting up materials / preparing for next procedure
Help give SDs (when appropriate)
Make reinforcers more easily accessible
Come in a couple of minutes early to
Read over procedures
Ensure you have everything you need
(e.g. icons, reinforcers, etc)
When doubled up and outside the booth (in the playroom, snack, speech, etc) one tutor stays with the child, and the other should:
Clean/organize the booth
Set up materials
All of which will help pacing.
Advanced Practicum Assignment Guide
*This syllabus only offers guidelines and is subject to change contingent upon your child’s needs. Additional assignments are listed on the tasks list and must be completed and added to a disc at the end of the semester*<br />
DateWeekly SeminarWed.In Class or AnnouncementsHomework DueArticles/Readings/Other Due9/7/11Training WeekExchange information with your CC mentorN/A9/14/11In Meeting go over syllabusRequirementsIntroductionsLook over Syllabus and Materials9/21/11Literature Review 1Proposal of Procedure to writeBegin Full Preference AssessmentRead Red Dot Materials and take notes as proof9/28/11Look at templates and examples materials and take notesLiterature Review 2: Full Preference Assessment DueRed Dot NotesSupervisor Evaluation Due10/05/11AP Monthly MeetingRed Dot Analysis FormBegin Task Analysis for ProcedureBegin Working on procedureSupervisor Evaluation Due10/12/11Tasks analysis for procedure dueContinue working on procedureBegin Red Dot ProcedureSupervisor Evaluation Due10/19/11Functional AnalysisLook over materials and take notesIf the child currently has a behavior protocol, read it and take notesCarmen MeetingBCBA MeetingTake notes and complete in 2 weeks-Training for PrePrac Visits1st Draft of Red Dot1st Draft of procedureFill out client presentation formSupervisor Evaluation Due10/26/11Introduction Section of paperLit Review section of paperFA NotesBehavior Protocol NotesSupervisor Evaluation Due11/2/11Begin FA or writing of new/revised behavior protocolAnalysis Section of paperFinal Draft Red DotFinal Draft of ProcedureProof of first meetingsSupervisor Evaluation Due11/9/11Carmen MeetingBCBA MeetingTake Notes (2 Weeks)AP Monthly MeetingEvaluation Section of paperRecycle section of paperFA Results and findings with proof of completionor1st draft of behavior protocolSupervisor Evaluation Due11/16/11Evaluation Section of paperRecycle section of paper1st Draft of power pointRed Dot section of paperConclusion section of paperGraph of procedureFinal Draft of Behavior ProtocolSupervisor Evaluation Due11/23/11Thanksgiving Recess 11/23 – 11/25Continue to work on your projects if possible11/30/11TBAFinal Draft of power pointAll proof of assignments added to a CD along with completion of task list assignments and proof of completionSupervisor Evaluation Due12/7/11FINAL FIESTA (TBA) at Dr. Malott’s house 6-8PM12/14/11 Final PresentationsIn Class meeting for Presentations (Required)Wednesday after large groupFinal Paper emailed to Jennifer by 6:00PMFinal Exam Week – Good Luck!
**Please keep in mind that the syllabus is subject to change. More meetings may be added if needed throughout the semester.**<br />