1. Advanced Practicum<br />Fall 2010<br />Room: TBD<br /> <br />Amanda Smith<br />Amanda.email@example.com<br />Office hours: Wednesday 2-4 pm<br /> <br />Undergraduate assistant<br />TBD<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 /><ul><li>Roles and Responsibilities of Practicum Students
2. 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.
3. Dress Code - CAS is a professional site and you are expected to adhere to the dress code.
4. Examples of acceptable attire: clean jeans, khakis, walking shorts, stretch pants, casual dresses and skirts, sweatshirts, tennis shoes, and sandals.
5. 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.), exposed undergarments, and clothing worn inside out or backwards.
8. 20 points per seminar, 10 points per practicum hour
9. Monitoring Score
10. approx. 2 scores a week, 100 points for each
12. 100 points a week, deductions are taken when necessary
14. Quizzes, 7 at 10 points each
15. Literature reviews, 3 at 10 points each
16. Oral report, Pre-proposal, procedure draft, 10 points each
17. Procedure Final Draft, 20 points
18. Paper, 5 at 10 points each
19. Final Paper, 55 points
20. Red Dot
21. First Presentation & rehearsal, 20 points
22. Presentation, 50 points
23. Grading Matrix</li></ul>Participation, HomeworkGrade92878277726762<61Professionalism & Monitoring97ABABCBCDCDE93BABCBCDCDE89BBCCDCDE85CBCDCDE81CDCDE78DCDE75DE71E<br /><ul><li>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!
24. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org at the beginning of the semester. A disability determination must be made by this office before any accommodations are provided by the instructor.
25. 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.
26. We go by Croyden’s calendar, not WMU. Therefore if WMU is closed for a certain holiday, break, etc., Croyden may still be open and you are required to attend your shift.
27. Responsibilities for an Advanced Practicum Student
28. Weekly seminar (Wednesday 6-8pm)
29. 10 hours a week at Croyden
30. Create procedure for your child
31. Implement procedure
32. Weekly updates on progress of procedure
33. Evaluate procedure
34. Write paper on procedure
35. Presentation about your experience
36. At least one Red dot for a child
37. Analyzing whistle blown procedures
38. Making decisions based on data analysis
40. Presenting updates during weekly seminar
41. Homework assigned in seminar
42. Includes readings and literature reviews
43. You will be given one article for a literature review, but you must find the other 3 on your own
44. Quizzes in seminar based on syllabus and special lectures
45. Training basic practicum students during first 2 weeks of semester if needed
46. Observing other practicum students throughout the semester
47. Semi-weekly meetings with Carmen, Margaret, Joe, and Amanda at Croyden (this may be scheduled outside of your Croyden shift).
48. Higher monitoring criteria
49. Croyden Expectations
50. Practicum students are expected to
51. Inter-trial Interval (ITI): 3-5 Seconds
52. Inter-procedure Interval (IPI): 60 seconds or less
53. Reinforcer Duration: 5-10 seconds
54. Goal: to do at least 4 meaningful procedure trials per minute
55. How to meet these expectations:
56. When doubled up—
57. One tutor is working with the child
58. The other is:
59. Helping to prompt
60. Setting up materials / preparing for next procedure
61. Help give SDs (when appropriate)
62. Make reinforcers more easily accessible
63. When alone:
64. Come in a couple of minutes early to
65. Organize materials
66. Read over procedures
67. Ensure you have everything you need
68. (e.g. icons, reinforcers, etc)
69. Other Recommendations—
70. When doubled up and outside the booth (in the playroom, snack, speech, etc) one tutor stays with the child, and the other should: