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Amanda Boutot

Office: Education 3009
Email: eb15@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.2027

Curriculum Vitae

Amanda Boutot is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, Texas State University-San Marcos.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.  Her research is in the area of Special Education and Autism.

Courses Taught

SPED 5389 Special Educatio Practicum
Design and implement educational programs for students with disabilities including assessment, planning, instruction, progress reporting, and development of annual goals and objectives. Supervised.


SPED 5387 Single Subject Research Methods and Design
Single-subject analysis is a primary research methodology in special education and other related human service fields. This course will address uses of this methodology in applied behavior analysis for development of effective classroom instruction and clinical interventions and for evaluation and accountability purposes.

SPED 5386 Advanced Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis
Course covers advanced principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, including assessment and development of interventions. Topics include foundations and ethics of ABA, the analysis of verbal behavior, functional behavior analysis, single subject design, and program development and evaluation.

SPED 5375 Behavior Management: School Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis
Plan and utilize behavioral techniques including functional assessment/analysis, behavioral recording, differential reinforcement, antecedent manipulation, generalization training, and self-management.

SPED 5329 Language and Communication Intervention for Special Populations
This course covers typical and atypical language development and intervention programming for individuals with significant language delays or disorders. Topics include assessment of language and social communication, individualized program development, and specialized language interventions across settings.

SPED 5327 Educating Students with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
This course provides an overview of student characteristics and appropriate instructional techniques pertaining to individuals with mental retardation and other severe disabilities.  Techniques will include specialized assessment and instructional strategies, functional curriculum development, transition planning, positive behavior supports, medical management, physical management, and assistive technologies.

SPED 5326 Educating Students with Mild Disabilities
Course provides information about modifications for students with mild disabilities. Characteristics of special education categories discussed with primary emphasis on lerning disabilities.  Role of classroom management and classroom teacher's role with students with mild disabilities addressed.  Methods for individualizing instruction under a variety of classroom conditions presented.

SPED 5314  Advanced Educational Strategies for Students with Autism
Examination of etiological theories, characteristics, specialized assessmet methods, and specific instructional strategies pertaining to the managment of autistic children/youth.

SPED 4344  Educating Students with Mild Disabilities
Course provides information about modifications for student with mild disabilities.  Characteristics of special education categories discussed with primary emphasis on learning disabilities.  Role of classroom management and classroom teacher's role with students with mild disabilities addressed.  Methods for individualizing instruction under a variety of classroom conditions presented.

SPED 4381 Educating Students with Mental Retgardation and Severe Disabilities
This course provides an overview of student characteristics and appropriate instructional techniques pertaining to individuals with mental retardation and other severe disabilities. Techniques will include specialized assessment and instructional strategies, functional curriculum development, transition planning, positive behavior supports, medical management, physical management, and assistive technologies.

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