What’s the PSY 1403 Practicum?
We help college students get experience using behavior analysis to teach children diagnosed with autism. We utilize discrete-trial training and incidental teaching methods on-site at the KRESA’s West Campus. This practicum also fulfills the requirements for practicum experience for the Psychology Department undergraduate curriculum. (Practicum with Special Populations). Please note that the Pre-Practicum is a prerequisite for the Practicum.
Practicum has three levels of experience, with a wider variety of experience with each semester. In the second semester, students will refine their Discrete Trial Training skills along with gaining other skills. Additional skills include conducting preference assessments, running portions of the VB-MAPP, graphing student data, handling and treating problem behavior, and skill acquisition. In the third semester, students will work one-on-one with a Masters student helping them with case coordination of a student at KRESA’s West Campus.