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SPSY- 490 Behavioral Interventions In The Schools (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study and practice in Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavioral Intervention Planning for individualized behavior problems in the PK-12 education setting using both a direct-service and consultation-collaboration model. Focus on assessment skills to produce data-driven environmental modifications, pro-social replacement behaviors, consequence strategies, and home-school interventions.

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SPSY- 690 Behavioral Interventions In The Schools (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study and practice in Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavioral Intervention Planning for individualized behavior problems in the PK-12 education setting using both a direct-service and consultation-collaboration model. Focus on assessment skills to produce data-driven environmental modifications, pro-social replacement behaviors, consequence strategies, and home-school interventions.

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SPSY- 701 Roles and Functions of School Psychologists (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of the history, roles and functions of school psychologists (nationally and regionally). Observation and discussion of the profession in a seminar format.

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SPSY- 710 Early Childhood Assessment and Intervention (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and techniques in assessing and intervening with early learners. Applied practice in developmental and pre-academic assessment. Examination of early childhood programming, service delivery, intervention planning, and family support.

Prerequisites: take SPSY-743 & SPSY-753

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SPSY- 727 Supervision in Pupil Services (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theories, strategies and models of school-based supervision of school counseling and school psychology students. Ethical guidelines, best practice strategies, supervisory roles, and supervision standards for individuals responsible for supervising practicum students and interns are addressed. Not intended for use in a degree program.
Instructor's consent

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SPSY- 735 Problems In School Psychology (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Independent investigation into a carefully delineated area of school psychological services in an attempt to bring evidence to bear on a problem. The use of research techniques is required. Reporting of the study is expected to meet the standards appropriate to scholarly writing by professionals in the field.

Prerequisite: take EDUC-740

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SPSY- 743 Cognitive Assessment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Supervised practice in the administration, scoring and interpretation of individual tests of cognitive abilities. Emphasis is directed toward the evaluation of intellectual ability, the examination of strengths and weaknesses in cognitive processing, the integration of findings in psycho-educational reports, and intervention planning for individual clients.

Prerequisites: take SPSY-753 and SPSY-753B

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SPSY- 745 Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment of Youth (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theoretical and applied aspects of clinical assessment methods and techniques for evaluating the social, behavioral, and emotional functioning of children and adolescents through the use of various objective and projective assessment tools and techniques.

Prerequisite: take SPSY-743

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SPSY- 753 Psychometric Theory & Application (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to psychoeducational theory and concepts in relation to inter- and intra-individual assessment. Covers basic statistics, in regard to test construction, test uses and misuses, test selection, purposes of testing, ethics, basic test interpretation processes and types of tests and testing programs frequently employed by psychoeducational specialists.

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SPSY- 753A School Counseling Assessment Laboratory (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to assessment materials and techniques employed by school counselors. Individual inventories, aptitude and achievement tests, problem surveys and other student assessment materials. Prerequisite or corequisite: SPSY-753

Prerequisite or Corequisite: take SPSY-753

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SPSY- 753B Lab--School Psychology (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to basic psychometric materials and techniques employed by school psychologists. Emphasis is placed upon individual mental tests and procedures.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: take SPSY-753

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SPSY- 768 Learning Disabilities: Assessment And Intervention (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and techniques used in assessing, instructing, and identifying students with academic delays and/or learning disabilities. Historical perspectives, current research, and strategies for students at risk for and with learning disabilities is examined and evaluated. Applied practice in academic interventions and academic assessment techniques is utilized.

Prerequisite: take SPSY-753

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SPSY- 770 Thesis (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Independent research under direction of investigation adviser. Selection of problems, development of outline, review of literature, compilation of bibliography, plan of method of attack, conduct of research, interpretation of findings, and preparation of the final paper according to thesis standards. Student may enroll for 2, 4, or 6 semester hours of credit in various terms with a final total of six.

Prerequisite: take EDUC-740

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SPSY- 775 School Consultation (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Comprehensive overview of theories and processes of psychological and educational consultation. Training in specific consultative skills through use of role-play, feedback, and homework assignments.

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SPSY- 777 Legal/Ethical Issues For School Counselors And Psychologists (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Investigation of laws, legal systems, profes- sional ethics, administrative codes, and other legal and ethical issues as applied to professional practice of school counselors and school psychologists.

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SPSY- 778 Psychoeducational Disabilities (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Etiology and characteristics of psychoeducational disabilities. Considerations for assessment and intervention. Understanding the role of the school psychologist in the educational system and in support of diverse learners, educators, and families.

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SPSY- 781 Field Practicum in School Psychology I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
School-based field experience. Initial roles and functions of the school psychologist are explored, under supervision. School consultation; assessment of diverse learners; intervention and progress monitoring; special education process.

Prerequisites: take SPSY-743 and SPSY-768; Ed.S. in School Psychology program admittance.

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SPSY- 782 Field Practicum in School Psychology II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
School-based advanced field experience. Continuing application of the roles and functions of the school psychologist,under supervision. Increasing focus on leadership skills.

Prerequisite: take SPSY-781

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SPSY- 784 Clinical Practicum In Psychoeducational Services I (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
This practicum course is designed to provide more intensive and extensive clinical experiences. Work with pre-school children, post-school young adults, school age children and their parents. Special assessment and intervention techniques are emphasized.

Prerequisites: take SPSY-743 and SPSY-768; Ed.S. in School Psychology program admittance.

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SPSY- 785 Clinical Practicum In Psychoeducational Services II (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Provides integrative learning experiences into the role and style of function appropriate to the individual and the profession. Long term therapeutic contacts are required. Experience in one or more areas of specialization is available.

Prerequisite: take SPSY-784

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SPSY- 790 Systems-Level Prevention and Intervention (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
School-based prevention and intervention programs to address crises and systems-level needs. Principles of systems-level consultation, organizational change, universal screening procedures, intervention planning, program evaluation, and the analysis of evidence-based programs to promote the health and competence of youth are addressed. Practical experience in planning and evaluating school-based programs.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPSY-775

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SPSY- 792 Internship In School Psychology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Supervised field experience. Minimum of half-time must be completed in a school setting. Student will work with a certified school psychologist to apply skills across NASP Practice Model domains.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take SPSY-782

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SPSY- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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SPSY- 870 Specialist Thesis In School Psychology (3.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Independent research project. Selection of a research problem, review and critical analysis of literature and research, development of research plan and methodology, data collection, interpretation of findings and preparation of paper. Thesis orally presented and defended to thesis advisor and committee.

Prerequisite: take EDUC-740

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SPSY- 895 Applied Research Project in School Psychology (3.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Independent, applied research project in a school- or community-based setting. Evidence-based rationale, development of methodology to implement project, collect data, and analyze results is required. An oral defense is required prior to final project approval.

Prerequisites: take either SPSY-735 or SPSY-770

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