Oct 15, 2021  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog

ABA 840 - Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities


The purpose of this course is review nearly three decades of research included in Iwata, B. A., Bailey, J. S., Neef, N. A., Wacker, D. P., Repp, A. C., & Shook, G. L. (Eds.). (1997) Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities (3rd ed.). Children and adults with devel¬opmental disabilities present an array of challenges. The articles in this third edition trace a behavior-analytic response to these challenges. Early papers focus on defining procedures for describing and measuring patterns of behavior and on strategies for defining functional relationships between environmental events and changes in behavior. Our understanding of basic principles has allowed attention to the key questions facing children and adults with developmental disabilities. Together, the articles provide an accessible vision of a field that has both struggled to understand the lawful relationships between behavior and environment and applied this knowledge to make substantive improvement in the lives of people with disabilities.

(Cr: 3