Advanced Practicum Syllabus Room: WoodsEdge Learning Center/KRESAGraduate Student Instructors:Jennifer Mrljak (248) 982-6823 firstname.lastname@example.orgDavid Nichol (616) 706-7847 email@example.comKirsten Powers (734) 536-1298 firstname.lastname@example.orgPracticum Coordinator:Kelli Perry (540) 424-9051 email@example.comWoodsEdge Teaching Assistants:Joe Shane (269) 876-9789 firstname.lastname@example.orgJessica Korneder (626) 676-7984 email@example.comSarah Lichtenberger (336) 327-9114 firstname.lastname@example.orgWoodsEdge Numbers:Carmen’s Room: (269)250-9435Office: (269)250-9400Dr. Richard Malott email@example.comBATS Lab:2536 Wood Hall(269) 387-4491The Advanced Autism Practicum is the last in a set of three practica with the goal of trainingundergraduate student technicians to administer Discrete-Trial Therapy to preschool-agedchildren diagnosed with autism or other developmental delays. Students must detect specificskill deficits; author a procedure to address the problem, interpret the data, and write recyclesphases to increase the procedures effectiveness. Students also complete an introduction tofunctional assessments for problem behaviors. 1. Roles and Responsibilities of Practicum Students a. 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.
b. Dress Code - WoodsEdge is a professional site and you are expected to adhere to the dress code. 1.Examples of acceptable attire: clean dark jeans, khakis, dress pants, professional t-shirts, t-shirts with WoodsEdge and WMU logos ONLY. 2.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.), t-shirts with logos, exposed undergarments, and clothing worn inside out or backwards, no flip-flops. 2. Grading a. Participation 1.20 points per week 1. seminar 2. Practicum hours incl. 2. ½ letter grade deduction if 3 days are missed of seminar or practicum 3. Or student is late to seminar or practicum enough hours to add up to 3 absences b. Monitoring Score 1.approx. 2 scores a week, 100 points for each c. Professionalism 100 points a week, deductions are taken when necessaryAssignments Points Lit Review 1 and 2 10 eaFull Preference Assessment 5Tasks Analysis for Procedure 10Procedure Proposal 10Procedure Draft 10Procedure Final Draft 20Client Presentation Form 10Intro and Lit Review Section ofPaper 10Analysis Section of Paper 10Evaluation & Recylce Section ofPaper 10Red Dot and Conclusion Section ofPaper 10Graph from Procedure 10Client Presentation Paper 1st Draft 20Client Presentation Paper Final Draft 50Red Dot Notes from Reading 5Red Dot analysis Form 5Red Dot Rough 1st Draft 20
Red Dot Final Draft 30Behavior Plan or FA 20 eachPPT Presentation and RehearsalRough 20PPT Presentation Final Draft 30Oral Presenting of PPT 20Carmen/Steve Meeting # 1 w/ Notes 5Carmen/Steve Meeting # 2 w/ Notes 5BCBA/Supervisor Meeting # 1(Notes) 5BCBA/Supervisor Meeting # 2(Notes) 5Pre-Prac Training 10Lead Pre-Prac Visit (2 each) 20Weekly Book Checks 5Weekly Professionalism 100 wkFinal Materials CD 50Additional Tasks (5 pts each) **Participation (Meetings 4 at 5 points) 20 2 meetings with Carmen/Steve 2 meetings with BCBA SupervisorProfessionalism (Weekly) 20 Based on attendance to meetings Communicating with Supervisor Completion of weekly assignments Completion of Supervisor Evaluations Professionalism Standards at WE and with supervisors, Etc. 3. Grading Matrix Participation, Assignments Grade 92 87 82 77 72 67 62 <61 Professionalism 97 A BA B CB C DC D E & Monitoring 93 BA B CB C DC D E 89 B BC C DC D E 85 CB C DC D E 81 C DC D E 78 DC D E 75 D E 71 E 4. WoodsEdge Learning Center Participation:
At WoodsEdge, tutors earn 10 points an hour. Therefore, a day at WoodsEdge is worth 20 pts.Participation points are deducted for doing other homework or socializing when you should beworking with your child, etc. You cannot make up absences with OAPs. o When a tutor misses a practicum day (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 WoodsEdge 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 WoodsEdge 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 classroom staff, 10 Professionalism points will be lost. o Rationale for the stringent attendance policy: Consistency is crucial for the tutors and the children. Tutors benefit most from daily practice and feedback in order to acquire the skills needed to properly perform DT sessions. Absences affect their repertoire (DT skills) but also the repertoire of the 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! 5. Participation: a. Participation is contingent upon: 1.Meetings 1. 2-Carmen/Steve Meetings 2. 2-BCBA Supervision Meetings 3. Monthly AP Meetings 2.Working on Projects 3.Attendance at WE 4.Attendance at weekly large group meetings 5.Completion of weekly assignments 6. Professionalism: a. Professionalism is contingent upon: 1. Treating WE staff, CC, and other AP participants respectfully 2.Dress Codes 3.Assignment completion 4.Communication with your CC and AP supervisor o When a tutor misses more than three days either at WoodsEdge, on the fourth missed day, the grade is lowered half a letter grade. o If a tutor is late two hours (cumulative) it is counted as one absence
7. 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!8. 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.9. Student academic conduct You 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.10. We go by WoodsEdge’s calendar, not WMU. Therefore if WMU is closed for a certain holiday, break, etc., WoodsEdge may still be open and you are required to attend your shift.11. Responsibilities for an Advanced Practicum Student: a. Refer to responsibilities list12. WoodsEdge Expectations: (A list is included with AP materials) a. Practicum students are expected to 1. Inter-trial Interval (ITI): 3-5 Seconds 2. Inter-procedure Interval (IPI): 60 seconds or less 3. Reinforcer Duration: 5-10 seconds 4. Goal: to do at least 4 meaningful procedure trials per minute b. How to meet these expectations: 1.When doubled up— 1. One tutor is working with the child 2. The other is: i. Helping to prompt
ii. Setting up materials / preparing for next procedure iii. Help give SDs (when appropriate) iv. Make reinforcers more easily accessible 2.When alone— 1. Come in a couple of minutes early to 2. Organize materials 3. Read over procedures 4. Ensure you have everything you need i. (e.g. icons, reinforcers, etc) 13. Other Recommendations— a. When doubled up and outside the booth (in the playroom, snack, speech, etc) one tutor stays with the child, and the other should: 1. Clean/organize the booth 2. Set up materials 3. Reorganize materials 4. All of which will help pacing. Advanced Practicum Assignment Guide Fall 2012 *This syllabus only offers guidelines and is subject to change contingent upon your child’s needs. Additional assignments are listed on the tasks list and must be completed and added to a disc at the end of the semester* Date In Class or Homework Due Articles/Readings/Other DueWeekly AnnouncementsSeminar Wed.Sept. 5th -Exchange N/A information with yourWeek 1 CC mentor -Go over course requirementsSept. 12th Review syllabus - Look over Syllabus and -Requirements MaterialsWeek 2 -Introductions
Sept. 19th Literature Review 1 Read Red Dot Materials and take Proposal of Procedure to notes as proofWeek 3 write Begin Full Preference AssessmentSept. 26th Look at templates Supervisor Evaluation Due and examples Literature Review 2:Week 4 materials and take Full Preference notes Assessment Due Red Dot Notes Oct. 3rd AP Monthly Red Dot Analysis Form Supervisor Evaluation Due Meeting Begin Task Analysis forWeek 5 Procedure Begin Working on procedureOct. 10th Tasks analysis for Supervisor Evaluation Due procedure dueWeek 6 Continue working on procedure Begin Red Dot ProcedureOct. 17th Functional assessment Supervisor Evaluation Due Look over materials 1st Draft of Red DotWeek 8 and take notes 1st Draft of procedure (If the child currently Fill out client presentation has a behavior form protocol, read it and take notes) Carmen Meeting BCBA Meeting Take notes and complete in 2 weeks **Training for PrePrac VisitsOct. 24th Introduction Section of Supervisor Evaluation Due paperWeek 9 Lit Review section of paper FA Notes Behavior Protocol NotesNov. 7th Begin FA or Analysis Section of paper Supervisor Evaluation Due writing of Final Draft Red Dot
Week 10 new/revised Final Draft of Procedure behavior protocol Proof of first meetingsNov. 14th Carmen Meeting Evaluation Section of Supervisor Evaluation Due BCBA Meeting paperWeek 11 Take Notes (2 Recycle section of paper Weeks) FA Results and findings with proof of completion AP Monthly or Meeting 1st draft of behavior protocolNov. 21st Thanksgiving Break! Evaluation Section of Supervisor Evaluation Due paperWeek 12 Recycle section of paper 1st Draft of power point Red Dot section of paper Conclusion section of paper Graph of procedure Final Draft of Behavior ProtocolNov. 28th Final Draft of power point Supervisor Evaluation Due All proof of assignmentsWeek 13 added to a CD along with completion of task list assignments and proof of completion Dec 5th Final Presentations & Final Fiesta (TBD) In Class meeting for Presentations (Required)Week 14 Wednesday after large groupDec 12th TBD*Week 15 **Please keep in mind that the syllabus is subject to change. More meetings may be added if needed throughout the semester.**