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Preprac syllabus spring '14


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Preprac syllabus spring '14

  1. 1. Psychology 3561: Autism Pre-Practicum Meeting Times: WoodsEdge or KAC Visits: 4 total Seminar: Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 (Wood 1728) OR Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 (Dunbar 3207) Office Hours: By Appointment Colette Gillis Pre-Practicum Senior System Manager Email: Jennifer Bulow Pre-Practicum Junior System Manager Email: Taylor Delaney Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Abigail Clarke Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Course description: The pre-practicum training course is a supplement to the practicum PSY 3570 that provides the opportunity to obtain relevant information about the practicum, to observe current practicum students at WoodsEdge and the Kalamazoo Autism Center, and to work with children in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) classroom at WoodsEdge Learning Center or the Kalamazoo Autism Center Required materials: You are not required to purchase any materials for this course. All the homework materials and readings will be emailed to you. Absences: Because the seminar only runs for seven weeks during the semester, it is very important that each student attend all classes. You may have 1 excused absence without lowering your grade. Any absence that the instructor is not notified of 24 hours in advance 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. 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. o Quizzes  A quiz will be given in each seminar and will be worth between 1020 points each. o Homework/Activities  Each assignment will be worth 20 points. o WoodsEdge/KAC Visits
  2. 2.   You will be required to visit WoodsEdge for four one-hour sessions OR KAC for 4 sessions during the semester. Each visit is worth 20 points. If you fail to cancel your visit at least 24 hours in advance via email, you will lose your points for that visit. All four visits must be completed prior to enrollment in the practicum. Maps and directions to both KAC and WoodsEdge can be found following the syllabus. WoodsEdge specific: After your first visit (which is just a tour), you are required to bring in 3 certificates of completion from the KRESA training: • Bloodborne pathogens • Hazard communication • Sexual harassment Below is the grading matrix for this course. Quizzes or WoodsEdge/KAC VisitsLowest % of Points in either Pre-Prac Matrix Lowest % of Points in ANY of the Remaining Areas (Homework, Attendance, Participation) Min. % of Quiz Points 92 87 82 77 72 67 62 92 A BA B CB C DC D <62 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 62 <62 DC D E D E E
  3. 3. Academic Dishonesty “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 <> 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.” **You will not need to register yourself for the Basic Practicum! We will sign you up for it at the end of this course!** (The topics included in each class’ breakdown below are subject to change.) Week One Seminar:  Introduction to the Pre-Practicum      Fill out late add forms Recruitment survey Go over basics of Discrete Trial Learn the prompt hierarchy and practice Homework: o Read Readings in #1 folder and complete homework #1 o Watch Discrete Trial Workshow and complete DT homework o Bring completed tutor availability schedule (in week 1 file) Week Two Seminar:       Turn in #1 HW and DT HW Turn in schedule templates! Quiz #1 and DT quiz Problem behavior ppt Role Play Homework: o Read readings in #2 folder and complete HW #2 o Sign up for visits for next week on Doodle!! Week Three Seminar:  Turn in #2 homework  Quiz #2
  4. 4.  DTT Review  Go over procedures, taking data, booth charts  Role Play  Homework: o Read Readings in #3 folder and complete HW #3 Week Four Seminar:  Turn in HW #3  Quiz #3  PECS Introduction  Transitions  PECS Role Play  Homework: o Read readings in #4 folder and complete HW #4 Week Five Seminar:  Turn in HW #4     Basic practicum info ppt Playtime & review Quiz #4 Role Play  Homework: o Read Readings in #5 folder and complete HW #5 Week Six Seminar:      Turn in HW #5 Basic practicum info ppt Quiz #5 Role play Homework: o Read Readings in #6 folder and complete HW #6 Week Seven Seminar:      Turn in HW #6 Review, play time ppt Quiz #6 Post-Test Role play! WoodsEdge Learning Center 1501 E. Milham Ave. | Portage, MI 49002
  5. 5. Coming 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 the left of the school (the lot closest to Milham and Lover’s Lane). Kalamazoo Autism Center 110 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.