Croyden Practicum - PSY 3570

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3 credit practicum course.

Takes place in the Autistic Impaired Preschool at Croyden Avenue School.

Counts towards your Psychology Major as your practicum requirement
or possibly as an elective (if you’ve already completed a practicum).

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Croyden Practicum - PSY 3570

  1. 1. Croyden Practicum (PSY 3570) Western Michigan University Psychology Department
  2. 3. What is Psychology 3570? <ul><li>3 credit practicum course </li></ul><ul><li>Takes place in the Autistic Impaired Preschool at Croyden Avenue School </li></ul><ul><li>Counts towards your Psychology Major </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Either as your practicum requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or possibly as an elective (if you’ve already completed a practicum) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Croyden Practicum Hours <ul><li>Monday - Friday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 hours a day (register for one of the shifts below) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8:30-10:30 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10:30-12:30 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12:30-2:30 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminar every Wednesday from 6 - 8 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. What behaviors do these children have? <ul><li>High level of maladaptive behaviors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tantrums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self stimulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hand flapping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Toe walking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teeth grinding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Low level of adaptive behaviors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No eye contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal social interactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech that is not functional </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Why should I take this practicum? <ul><li>You would be helping to make a difference in a child’s life, as well as the lives of their family members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Early intervention is essential for children with autism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You’ll get to work with really fun kids </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll get to apply all the stuff you’ve been learning about in class </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll get a very hands on experience that looks great on a resume </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll have a lot of fun! </li></ul>
  6. 7. What do I have to do to sign up? <ul><li>We require all students to take the Pre-Practicum prior to taking the Croyden Basic Practicum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please see Blake for more details </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sign up online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PSY 3570 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through Extended Universities </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Thank You!! <ul><li>We look forward to seeing all of you at Croyden! </li></ul><ul><li>For more information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please see DickMalott.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email Breanne at [email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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