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    University of Massachusetts Boston
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

ABA 655 Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)


This advanced course offers intensive study of selected topics in the field of applied behavior analysis. The curriculum has been approved by the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board as addressing competencies in the identification of problems and the implementation, management, and supervision of services. This course will provide students with techniques to collaborate with other professionals working with students requiring special education. It will train students to use everyday language when explaining behavioral concepts and it will teach students to consider environmental modifications to reduce the need for behavior analytical services. This course will also provide students with behavioral methodology for staff training and evaluations. Performance management, behavior expectation, and competency-based training are a few of the topics covered during this course. The students will design tools for monitoring procedural integrity for skill acquisition and problem behavior management. Upon completion of this course students will be able to address complex issues related to training and development of staff in different contexts such as consultation, public schools, home-based programs and private schools. Students will also learn what best practices in consultation are, some limitations and strategies for problem-solving around limitations, and the different models of consultation (e.g., in public schools, within agencies, in-home etc). This course meets Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. TM requirements for a. Identification of the Problem and Assessment (5 of 30 hrs.), b. Implementation, Management and Supervision (10 of 10 hrs.), c. Discretionary (30 of 30 hrs.)

Prerequisite(s): EDC G ABA

3 Credit(s)