General Practicum Information:
Students’ practicum experiences should follow the practicum experience requirements, including the diversity and hour requirements for this course on the Practicum Placement Form.
Students should complete the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form. Complete the form with the names of the schools and grade levels where the observations took place and document the hours spent in the classroom. Submit the form to the course instructor along with your benchmark assignment.
Spend 20 hours in a self-contained setting that serves individuals with emotional disabilities. During this time, note instructional practices and behavior interventions that appear to be effective and ineffective when working with students with emotional disabilities. In addition, observe the various systems for behavior modification (their purpose, the way in which they are operated/enforced, etc.).
Make a three-column chart with the following column headings: Observation, Reflection, and Recommendation. Using your notes from your practicum experience, complete the columns according to the following:
- In the Observation column, explain what you observed in terms of instructional practice, behavior interventions and modifications, and systems. Be thorough and complete in your observations.
- In the Reflection column, write your reflection in terms of whether or not you believe this instruction, behavior, or system is effective. Do this for each observation you make. Support your opinion with information you have gained from this course (lecture, text, discussion, etc.).
- In the Recommendation column, discuss what you would recommend in terms of improving that which you observed (be specific). Use the readings and discussion forum to inform this recommendation.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Submit the assignment to the instructor at the end of Topic 7.