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  • 1. Intermediate Autism Practicum (IP) At WoodsEdge Learning Center ------------------------------------------PSY 3570 Spring 2014 Seminar: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM at 2722 Wood Hall Natalie Donkersloot David Nichol Kirsten Powers 1
  • 2. Intermediate Practicum Important Numbers System Managers: David Nichol Kirsten Powers Natalie Donkersloot (616) 706-7847 (734)536-1298 (269)449-7503 david.s.nichol@wmich.edu powerski89@gmail.com natalie.d.donkersloot@wmich.edu Practicum Coordinator: Kelli Perry (540) 424-9051 kelli.l.perry@wmich.edu WoodsEdge Teaching Assistants: Joe Shane (269) 876-9789 Jessica Korneder (626) 676-7984 Sarah Lichtenberger (336) 327-9114 joseph.t.shane@wmich.edu jessica.a.korneder@wmich.edu sarah.n.lichtenberger@wmich.edu Dr. Richard Malott dickmalott@dickmalott.com BATS Lab: 2536 Wood Hall (269) 387-4491 To report absences: call your TA on your shift (Kelli, Joe, Jessica or Sarah) and leave a message. You may send a text message only after you have called. You should notify your TA at least 30 minutes before your shift starts (if you shift is 10:30am, call no later than 10am). If you know a head of time that you are going to be absent also inform your TA and be prepared to make up the hours. Professionalism points will be lost if you miss WE without a notice. Responsibilities      Attend WoodsEdge 10 hour per week doing discrete trial therapy. o If there is a half day, or no school; the hours do not need to be made up o Being an IP student you are now considered to be experienced and may be floating around to different children more throughout the semester. Take this as a compliment. Attend seminar 2 hours per week. Completing activities due in seminar Participating in one-on-one feedback sessions and class discussions o One-on-ones will be individual; you should fill out your part of the form for the day of the scheduled One-on-one. You should also bring in the one-on-one evaluation with you to class as well as any questions and/or concerns. o One-on-ones are part of your homework grade Sign your own codes for your own child during your shift! o We will go over this information on the first day of seminar. 2
  • 3. How to Code Codes your are allowed to sign: -IP: Implementation Problems o Use this code when the procedure was not completed because you spent time looking for the stimulus material or reading a procedure or phase you were not familiar with. Also use this code when you fail to complete a procedure because of poor pacing. -MM: Missing Materials o Items required to run the procedure were missing. For example if you just phase changed while running Manipulative Imitation and are missing the “frog” you would mark MM because you were missing the phase specific materials needed to run the procedure. -OT: Off Task o Use this code if you cannot complete a session because of inappropriate behaviors during that session or if you cannot start a session because of tantrum, self-stimulation and other inappropriate behaviors during previous sessions that cause them to take too long. Do not use this code in place of data collection for sessions in which a child is somewhat inattentive but completes the procedures (even though his or her performance is not as successful as usual). -AAA: Appropriate Alternative Activity o Use this code for special arts workshop, evaluations, holidays, parties, tornado or fire drills, toileting accidents, examinations by the school nurse, etc. during the time when a scheduled procedure was supposed to be run. o For example at 10:15 the speech therapist came down and took the child to speech. This lasted until 10:45. The tutor would code all procedures that were scheduled for the child from 10:15 until 10:45. -SA: Student Absent o The tutor will code all the child’s procedures for that day once. -SL: Student (child) Late o Student arrives late to school. The tutor will code all procedures up until the time the child arrived. For example, if a child on the a.m. shift arrives at 9:30, the tutor will code all procedures from 8:30 until 9:30. -SLE: Student Left Early o Student leaves school early. For example, if a child on the a.m. shift gets picked up at 9:30, the tutor will code SLE for all remaining procedures. -M/C: Maintenance Criteria o The child has reached phase change criteria while on the last phase of a particular procedure. o The tutor MUST also write this code on the child’s booth chart on the outside of the booth -3 points if you forget. 3
  • 4. -WB: Whistle Blow o The child has met whistle blow criteria: 20 sessions without a phase change, or 5 sessions below 50%. o The tutor MUST also write this code on the child’s booth chart on the outside of the booth (-3 points if you fail to do so) How to Make a Phase Change · · · · · · · Always read the phase change criteria for each procedure before making a phase change Before making a phase change look at the next phase to see if the procedure has reached maintenance criteria (MC). If you MC a procedure make sure to add it to the chart and the list of MC procedures in your child’s booth Get a red pencil and make the change… remember to put your initials above the phase change so we can tell who made the phase change If there is a code in between the data, it is still a phase change for example 95, IP, 95 Please only make phase changes for the child you work with. Never make a phase change for a child other than your own. DO NOT MAKE PECS PHASE CHANGES! (get a supervisor to watch) Grading You will be graded in the following areas: WoodsEdge (WE) Learning Center Participation: At WE, tutors earn 10 points an hour. Therefore, a day at WE is worth 20 points. Participation points are deducted for doing other homework or socializing when you should be working with your child, etc. You cannot make up WE absences with OAPs. o When a tutor misses a WoodsEdge practicum day without advanced notice (i.e., calling in the day before or prearranging with session supervisor), s/he will lose participation points (20 points) and his/her grade will be lowered half a letter grade. o When a tutor misses a practicum day with advanced notice (for whatever reason), s/he will lose participation (20 points) points for that day. o When a tutor misses more than three days either at WE or in seminar, on the fourth missed day, the grade is lowered half a letter grade. o If a tutor loses all participation points for any given day either at WE 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. o Tutors lose 1 point for every minute s/he arrives late or leaves early (for any reason). o In addition, when a tutor is going to be late and does not call to warn WE staff, 10 Professionalism points will be lost. o If you lose 60 points or more for lateness or leaving early at WE, your final grade will be lowered by half a letter grade. o Rationale for the stringent attendance policy: Consistency is crucial for the tutors and the WE children. Tutors benefit most from daily practice and feedback in order 4
  • 5. to acquire the skills needed to properly perform DTT sessions. Absences affect their repertoire (DTT skills) but also the repertoire of the WE 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! Seminar Participation: One seminar session is worth 20 points. Participation points are deducted when: (1) you do not participate in role plays, (2) you are late for seminar (Late - minus 5 points per 5 min late) (3) you do not participate in the discussions (4) you are absent/late from seminar. o When a tutor misses a seminar session (for whatever reason), s/he will lose both participation points (20) and quiz points (20)--NO EXCEPTIONS! o When a tutor misses more than three days either at WE or in seminar, on the fourth missed day, the grade is lowered half a letter grade. o Tutors lose 1 point per minute late to seminar. o If a tutor loses all participation points for any given day either at WE 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. o Come to seminar with 1 WE question or comment, at the very least a cute kid story (have something to say if I call on you for discussion) Monitoring Score: Starting the 2nd week of the semester, Graduate students will monitor your performance with your child. This will occur 1-3 times per week for the rest of the semester. Each monitoring is worth 100 points. Your TA will monitor your performance on Discrete Trials, St. Play, PECS, and Activities of Daily Living (ADL), which includes arrival, departure, toileting, and snack. Please implement ADL, St Play, and PECS as rigorously as you would implement discrete trial procedures.  Professionalism: Evaluations of professionalism are worth 100 points per week. A 3-point deduction occurs each time a category in the following list is violated, with the exception of four categories: (1) behaved professionally during interactions, (2) implemented feedback, (3) accepted feedback, and (4) did not leave child unattended at any time. A 5-point deduction normally occurs each time (1), (2), or (3) is violated. A 10-point deduction normally occurs each time (4) is violated (in extreme cases of un-professionalism, one or more letter grades might be deducted; but fortunately this has never happened so far). The point deduction may be doubled for each repeat violation (e.g. the first missed phase change would result in a three-point deduction, the second missed phase change would result in a six-point deduction, the third in a twelve-point deduction, etc.). This list is not all-inclusive and may be updated to meet the needs of the practicum (See list below). ***Due to the recurring problem of tutors not being cautious when coding phase changes, there is a new policy. As an intermediate student you are now allowed to sign your own codes. However, if you make more than 3 mistakes you will be placed on a penalty period where your coding privileges are revoked for a week. During that week you will have to get a supervisor to sign them for you. In addition, you will lose at least 3 5
  • 6. professionalism points for each mistake. Please be conscientious when coding your child’s book!!! Professionalism Feedback Sheet Name _______________ T.A.'s Name_____________ Date ______________ You have lost __________ points because__________________________________________ If you fail to do any of the following you will lose points. This list is not all-inclusive and may be updated to meet the needs of the practicum. Points 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 10 Description of Expectations – Points will be deducted if the following are not completed accurately Arrived on time: 8:25/10:25/12:25 Took child to playroom to fill reinforcer bin before starting procedures Brought pencil, child's procedure book, and other necessary materials to booth Did not miss any phase changes Went outside to the bus at the correct time (8:25, 11:30, or 2:35) Implemented ADLs as scheduled Followed guidelines for hand washing, toileting, and arrival/departure Left all unnecessary materials away from child and out of the discrete trial session (keys, coffee, pop, etc.) Prompted child while they participate in scheduled activities (i.e., speech) Followed procedure & prompted child during snack group and ADL’s Prompted child to throw away trash, prompted child to wash hands, and went back to booth to work after lunch Worked until end of session 10:30/12:30/2:30 Cleaned booth after session (threw away trash, picked up food, returned child book Wore school-appropriate clothes (including not showing underwear while sitting) Wore reinforcer apron and ID badges Used transition icons Carried PECS book everywhere Blew the whistle correctly/timely Does not talk about the child in front of the child Uses appropriate language in front of the children and in the classroom Implemented feedback given during discrete trial sessions or seminar sessions Behaved professionally when interacting with the classroom teacher, supervisors, aides, parents, peers, and other WoodsEdge staff Accepted feedback professionally and appropriately (eye contact, asked for suggestions, etc.) Did not leave child unattended at any time 6
  • 7. HOMEWORK GUIDE - VERY IMPORTANT!! For ALL WRITTEN/TYPED WORK in this course: 1) You MUST follow the “Don’t Say Rule” from PSY 3600/1400: “With nonverbal organisms don’t say expects, knows, thinks, figures out, in order to (so that he/she can), trying to, imagines, makes the connection, associates or understands. With any organism don’t say wants”. Which basically means: All questions and written work must be answered from a behavioral point of view. For Example: Bad: The child doesn’t understand what they are supposed to point to when they are asked. Good: The child doesn’t have the discrimination skills in their repertoire to correctly respond to the SD. 2) If you use these words in your turned in work you could lose points Email Homework Turn In Guide 1) ALWAYS title the document within the following format: firstname.lastname.assigmenttitle.doc *For example this would look like: michael.jackson.matching.doc *If you don’t it will be emailed back to you and you must change the title yourself *If this is a reoccurring problem the documents will be considered late if they are not turned in correctly by the due date 2) Make sure your documents are compatible for the 2004 version of word *If they aren’t they will be emailed back to you and you must re-save it in the correct format *If this is a reoccurring problem the document will be considered late if a correct version is not received by the due date Grade 97 93 Professionalism (Includes at WE and 1-on-1’s) & Monitoring 89 85 81 78 75 71 Grading Matrix Seminar Attendance, WoodsEdge Attendance, Homework/Quizzes/One-on-One Sessions 92 87 82 77 72 67 62 <61 A BA B CB C DC D E B B CB C DC D E A B BC C DC D E C C DC D E B C DC D E D D E C D E E 7
  • 8. Point Break-Down • WoodsEdge - Participation/Attendance (20 points per day) - Monitoring Score (100 points per score) - Professionalism - including one-on-one sessions (100 points per week) •Seminar - Participation/Attendance (20 points per seminar) - Homework Assignments/One-on-one forms (20 points each) - Quizzes (points will vary) - Alternative Treatment Project - Summary (25 points) - Presentation (25 points) Other Important Information • 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 -WE is a professional site and you are expected to adhere to the dress code. o Ex. of acceptable attire: clean dark wash jeans, khakis, dress pants ,tennis shoes, non open toe shoes, o Ex. of unacceptable attire: Any dirty, torn, patched, or stained clothing, cut-offs, beach wear, low-cut shirts, bare-midriff shirts, short skirts or shorts, T-shirts inappropriate for an educational setting (sex, drugs, alcohol, etc.), and clothing worn inside out or backwards. T-shirts and sweatshirts with writing or logos other than KRESA are not permitted. 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 WE will also results 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! What happens if I get bitten? • When the child does not let go w/ his/her teeth… o Push the child’s head closer to you. Do not push the child away; this may cause the skin to tear more. 8
  • 9. o Call over the nearest TA, to help you get the child to release his/her jaw. • If the bite breaks the skin… o Wash it out with soap and water in the sink by the bathrooms. The soap is really good antibacterial soap. • In all cases… o Stop what you are doing, call over the TA to fill out an incident report. • If there is a need because of bleeding or swelling, you will be sent to the nurse’s office to get bandaged or to get an ice pack. • The child’s parents will be informed of the incident. (The student is probably at more risk than the tutor; because the child may have gotten your blood in his/her mouth). • Prevention… o If your child attempts to bite you and has not ever done this in the past, inform the TA on duty, so we can watch this behavior. It will also allow us to warn other tutors. o If your child is a biter, do your best to ignore the child’s attempts to bite and continue with the procedures. Although this is sometimes difficult (and not always possible), do your best. Typically, the child is biting so he/she can escape the demands that have been placed on him/her. It is also possible the child behaves in this way for the attention resulting from the bite. What happens if your child gets hurt? • If your child hurts themselves (hard fall, etc.) or you see anything (rash) notify a classroom staff/TA and get a nurse to check them out if staff thinks it is necessary. Letters of Reference (LORs) Letters of Reference (for jobs or graduate school) – Ask me for a form to complete if you would like a Letter of Reference (the forms are also available in the box on the door of 2536 Wood Hall). The completed forms are to be turned in to BATS lab mailbox. 9
  • 10. Practicum Assignment Schedule Spring 2013 Class Date Jan 8th Week 1 What’s Due: In class: Reminders: No Seminar *Read over Syllabus -Syllabus Quiz 1/15 Jan15th Week 2 - How to Code - Red Dot - Basic Practicum and DTT Review - Syllabus Quiz Jan 22nd Week 3 - Review and study for DTT Quiz 1/22 - Review PECS PowerPoints at http://dickmalott.squarespace.com/lftspecs/ - PECS Training/Review - Instructional Control - Discrete Trial Quiz Jan 29th - Red Dot Week 4 Homework - One-on-one videos will be begin being collected - Completed one-on-one feedback form -In class DTT videos - - Read Gina Green article and homework and reaction paper due next week - Completed oneon-one feedback form Feb 5th - Gina Green Week 5 questions and reaction paper due Feb 12th - MacDuff Week 6 Homework Questions due - Gina Green Discussion - Read MacDuff article and homework due next week - MacDuff Discussion - Functional Analysis Quiz 2/19 - Start Functional Analysis Unit - Review FA PowerPoint and Guided Notes 10
  • 11. Feb 19th Week 7 - *Recruitment Presentation - Finish Functional Analysis Unit -Read and complete HTAYG (How to Reach Your Goals ) form in preparation for BACC appointments to begin in 2 weeks - NO SEMINAR NEXT 2 WEEKS: - Functional Analysis Quiz Feb 26th Week 8 2/24-2/28:WoodsEdge Mid-Winter Break 3/3-3/5: WMU Spring Break - No Seminar WoodsEdge MidWinter Break Mar 5th Week 9 - No Seminar!!!!! - WMU Spring Break---- Mar 12th Week 10 Mar 19th 1 page reaction Week 11 paper/summary due - Professionalism & Career Development Read POB Chapter 27 (Maintenance) & 28 (Transfer) handouts and turn in 1 page summary - Behavioral Unit Work on summary of alternative treatments - Generalization & Play Skill Unit -Group Project discussion/presentation Mar 26th Individual and Week 12 group assignments due -Alternative Treatments discussion Work on summary of alternative treatments -Group Project discussion/presentation Apr 2nd Week 13 -AP PRESENTATIONS Apr 9th Week 14 -NO SEMINAR WoodsEdge Spring Break 11 -No Seminar next week!
  • 12. Apr 16th Week 15 Apr 23th Exam week Final Fiesta (TBD) NO SEMINAR Spring Session Ends *I reserve the right to modify the syllabus as necessary as things change throughout the semester. However, if this does occur, you will be notified in advance. Additionally, some of the events are tentative and subject to change. 12