Psychology 3561: Autism Pre-Practicum
Croyden Visits: TBA
Office Hours: By Appointment
Julie Sanchez Pre-Practicum Senior System Manager
TBA Pre-Practicum Junior System Manager
Taylor Babcock Pre-Practicum Undergraduate Assistant
Course description: The pre-practicum training course is a supplement to the practicum PSY 357
that provides the opportunity to obtain relevant information about the practicum, to observe current
practicum students, and to work with children in the ECDD classroom at Croyden Avenue School.
Absences: Because the seminar only runs for seven weeks, it is very important that each student
attend all meetings. You may have 1 excused absence without lowering your grade. Any absence
that I am not notified about either in advance or shortly after class will result in loss of ½ a letter
grade. So, any unexcused absence results in your grade lowered from an A to a BA. Whenever
possible, you should make up your absence by attending one of the other sections of the course that
week. Otherwise you will miss out on pertinent information you will be expected to know upon
entering the practicum.
Grades: There will be five components to your final grade.
Each seminar is worth 20 pts.
A quiz will be given in each seminar and will be worth 20 points each.
Each assignment will be worth 20 points, and these points will be factored
in your participation grade.
Each seminar is worth 20 participation points. There will be activities and
discussion in each seminar. Failure to participate in these activities (role
playing, group activities, etc.) or discussion will result in points lost from
your participation grade.
o Croyden Visits
You will be required to visit Croyden for five hours during the semester.
This can be five one-hour visits or three one-hour visits and one two-hour
visit. Each visit is worth 20 points. If you fail to cancel your visit at least
one hour in advance via email, you will lose your points for that visit. All
four visits must be completed prior to enrollment in the practicum. Anyone
signing up for the practicum next semester may opt to come for a fifth visit
lasting two hours.
Below is the grading matrix for this course.
Pre-Prac Lowest % of Points in ANY of the Remaining Areas (Homework, Attendance,
Quizzes or Croyden VisitsLowest % of Points in either
Min. % of Quiz
Points 92 87 82 77 72 67 62 <62
92 A BA B CB C DC D E
87 BA B CB C DC D E
82 B CB C DC D E
77 CB C DC D E
72 C DC D E
67 DC D E
62 D E
“You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in
the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include
cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and
computer misuse. [The policies can be found at http://catalog.wmich.edu
<http://www.wmich.edu/catalog> under Academic Policies, Student Rights and Responsibilities.] If
there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the
Office of Student Conduct. 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 your
instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an
assignment or test.”
Week One Seminar:
Introduction to the Pre-Practicum
Fill out late add forms
Go over basics of Discrete Trial
Learn the prompt hierarchy
Week Two Seminar:
Review Week 1 and 2 Reading
Week 1 and 2 Quizzes
Homework: Complete Discrete Trial Workshow and Quiz BEFORE class
Week Three Seminar:
Review Week 3 Reading
Week 3 Quiz
Week Four Seminar:
Review Week 4 Material
Week 4 Quiz
Homework: Complete online training BEFORE class
Week Five Seminar:
Review Week 5 Material
Week 5 Quiz
Week Six Seminar:
Review Week 6 Material
Week 6 Quiz
Week Seven Seminar:
Review Week 7 Material
Week 7 Quiz