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Pre-prac syllabus Spring 2013

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Spring 2013 PSY3561 syllabus

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Pre-prac syllabus Spring 2013

  1. 1. Psychology 3561: Autism Pre-Practicum prepracticum@gmail.comMeeting Times: WoodsEdge or KAC Visits: 4 total Seminar: Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm, Kohrman 2248 OR Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm Wood2722 Office Hours: By AppointmentKatie Beckstrom Pre-Practicum Senior System ManagerEmail: katherine.beckstrom@wmich.eduColette Gillis Pre-Practicum Junior System ManagerEmail: colette.s.gillis@wmich.eduNatalie Donkersloot Pre-Practicum PTG Junior ManagerEmail: Natalie.d.donkersloot@wmich.eduGabrielleVega Pre-Practicum Undergraduate AssistantJazmine Briskey Pre-Practicum Undergraduate AssistantCourse description: The pre-practicum training course is a supplement to the practicum PSY3570 that provides the opportunity to obtain relevant information about the practicum, toobserve current practicum students at WoodsEdge and the Kalamazoo Autism Center, andto work with children in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) classroom atWoodsEdge Learning Center or the Kalamazoo Autism CenterRequired materials: You must purchase a $5 copy card from the bookstore. If you do notbring this into class the second week of class, you will lose participation points each weekthat it is not brought in.Absences: Because the seminar only runs for seven weeks, it is very important that eachstudent attend all meetings. 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 aletter 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 othersections of the course that week. Otherwise you will miss out on pertinent information you willbe expected to know upon entering 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 between 10- 20 points each.
  2. 2. o Homework/Activities  Each assignment will be worth 20 points. 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 WoodsEdge/KAC Visits  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.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/KAC 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 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.”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  Pre-test  Go over basics of Discrete Trial  Learn the prompt hierarchyWeek Two Seminar:  Review Reading #1 and complete Homework #1 Bring semester schedule Bring $5 copy card to class  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 Play Begin visits to sites
  4. 4. Week 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 SouthWestnedge Ave, turn left onto East Milham Ave, turn left into WoodsEdge. You should park inthe visitor’s parking lot, to the left 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 SouthWestnedge Ave, turn right onto West Cork St, and turn left into the Child DevelopmentCenter.

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