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Syllabus spring 11

  1. 1. Psychology 3561: Autism Pre-Practicum prepracticum@gmail.comMeeting Times: WoodsEdge Visits: TBA Seminar: Mondays 6-7:30pm, Sangren Hall 2209 or Tuesdays 6-7:30pm, Sangren Hall 2219 Office Hours: By AppointmentJulie Sanchez Pre-Practicum Senior System ManagerEmail: julie.a.sanchez09@gmail.comWendy Comba Pre-Practicum Junior System ManagerEmail: wendy.m.comba@wmich.eduTaylor Babcock Pre-Practicum Undergraduate AssistantEmail: taylor.babcock@wmich.eduAlex Forton Pre-Practicum Undergraduate AssistantEmail: alexander.p.forton@wmich.eduCourse description: The pre-practicum training course is a supplement to the practicum PSY 3570that provides the opportunity to obtain relevant information about the practicum, to observe currentpracticum students, and to work with children in the ECDD classroom at WoodsEdge LearningCenter.Required materials: You must purchase a $5 copy card from the bookstore. If you do not bring thisinto class the second week of class, you will lose participation points each week that it is not broughtin.Absences: Because the seminar only runs for seven weeks, it is very important that each studentattend all meetings. You may have 1 excused absence without lowering your grade. Any absencethat I am not notified about either in advance or shortly after class will result in loss of ½ a lettergrade. So, any unexcused absence results in your grade lowered from an A to a BA. Wheneverpossible, you should make up your absence by attending one of the other sections of the course thatweek. Otherwise you will miss out on pertinent information you will be expected to know uponentering the practicum.Grades: There will be five components to your final grade. o Attendance  Each seminar is worth 20 pts. o Quizzes  A quiz will be given in each seminar and will be worth 20 points each. o Homework/Activities  Each assignment will be worth 20 points, and these points will be factored in your participation grade. o Participation  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.
  2. 2. o WoodsEdge Visits  You will be required to visit WoodsEdge for four one-hour sessions during the semester. 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. You may also opt to come for a fifth visit to the Kalamazoo Autism Center (KAC) if you are interested in signing up for the practicum there. You will be getting a tour and going over the differences between KAC and WoodsEdge. Maps and directions to both KAC and WoodsEdge can be found following the syllabus.Below is the grading matrix for this course.Pre-Prac Lowest % of Points in ANY of the Remaining Areas (Homework, Attendance, Matrix Participation) Quizzes or WoodsEdge 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 <62 E
  3. 3. Academic Dishonesty“You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures inthe Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies includecheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity andcomputer misuse. [The policies can be found at<> under Academic Policies, Student Rights and Responsibilities.] Ifthere is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to theOffice of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believeyou are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with yourinstructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of anassignment or test.”To sign up for the Basic Practicum1) Go to Add/Drop classes2) Select class search3) Select psychology as the subject4) Select “All” as the campus.5) Select Psychology, Course number 3570If you can’t sign up on your own, we will sign you up at the end of the course. Don’t worry;the class will never fill up!
  4. 4. Week One Seminar:  Introduction to the Pre-Practicum  Fill out late add forms  Pre-test  Go over basics of Discrete Trial  Learn the prompt hierarchyWeek Two Seminar:  Review Reading #1 and complete Homework #1  Quiz #1  Role Play  Homework: Complete Discrete Trial Workshow and Quiz BEFORE classWeek Three Seminar:  Review Reading #2 and complete Homework #2  Quiz #2  Role PlayWeek Four Seminar:  Review Reading #3 and complete Homework #3  Quiz #3  PECS Introduction  PECS Role PlayWeek Five Seminar:  Review Reading #4 and complete Homework #4  Quiz #4  Token Economies  Role PlayWeek Six Seminar:  Review Reading #5 and complete Homework #5  Quiz #5  Role PlayWeek Seven Seminar:  Review Reading #6 and complete Homework #6  Quiz #6  Playing Role Play  Q&A
  5. 5. WoodsEdge Learning Center1501 E. Milham Ave. | Portage, MI 49002Coming from Western Michigan University, turn left onto Howard St, turn right onto South Westnedge Ave,turn left onto East Milham Ave, turn left into WoodsEdge. You should park in the visitor’s parking lot, to theleft of the school (the lot closest to Milham and Lover’s Lane).
  6. 6. Kalamazoo Autism Center110 W Cork St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-4754 (Child Development Center)Coming from Western Michigan University, turn left onto Howard St., turn right onto South Westnedge Ave,turn right onto West Cork St, and turn left into the Child Development Center.