SPED 462 Social Skill Development and Positive Behavior Supports

This course explores strategies to facilitate positive and productive behavior in students with mild/moderate disabilities. Topics include effective management and design of the teaching and learning environment, development of social skills, laws and procedural safeguards related to behavioral management, ethical considerations of behavior management, strategies for crisis intervention/prevention, establishing student rapport, development of skills in problem solving and conflict resolution, and development of student self-esteem and self-control. This course is part of the methods field experience (junior level) and should be scheduled with EDUC 302, EDUC 326, SPED 380, and EDUC 337.