a) 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. Also, observe the various systems for behavior modification (their purpose, the way in which they are operated/enforced, etc.).
2) eMOTION (Benchmark Assessment)
a) 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:
i) 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.
ii) 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.).
iii) In the Recommendation column, discuss what you would recommend in terms of improving that which you observed (be specific). Use the course lectures, readings, and discussion forum to inform this recommendation.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.