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Youjia Hua

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Education and Human Development
Department: School of Education and Human Development
Office location and address
Ruffner Hall 172
405 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2008
M.B.A., Gannon University, 2004
M.S., Mercyhurst College, 2002
B.A., Shanghai University, 1999
EDIS 5000: The Exceptional Learner
Credits: 3
An intensive introduction to the study of exceptional children and adults. Focuses on extending principles of learning and intellectual, socio-cultural, emotional, and physical development to persons with disabilities, as well as the gifted, autism, traumatic brain injury, ADD, and ADHD. Information on medical conditions which influence learning and development is also provided. Credit is not given for both EDIS 3020 and 5000. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 5133: Basic Principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis
Credits: 3
The course will focus on the basic principles of ABA. The course will cover the characteristics, theories, basic definitions, principles, and processes of behavior analysis and basic behavior change techniques. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to have a solid knowledge base of the basic concepts, principles, and techniques of applied behavior analysis.
EDIS 5134: Behavior Observations and Analysis
Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide skills, practice, and knowledge in advanced theory and methods of ABA. Emphasis will be placed on the theory, principles, procedures, and science of ABA. Analysis and design of advanced research models will be a major focus of this course; therefore, students must have knowledge and experience with research design.
EDIS 5136: Ethics and Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts
Credits: 3
This course will familiarize the student with ethical issues and responsibilities of special educators and behavior analysts by leading organizations in the fields of education and mental health. Informed consent, due process, protection of confidentiality, and selection of least intrusive, least restrictive behavior change procedures will be presented and discussed within the context of case method.
EDIS 5137: Explicit Instruction
Credits: 3
The purpose of the course is to introduce appropriate methodology for teaching academic skills to students with significant learning difficulties. The majority of the course deals with effective practices for designing and delivering academic instruction and independent work to students who do not learn optimally under current conditions within their general education classes.
EDIS 5138: Advanced Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis
Credits: 3
This course is designed to prepare students to sit for the certification exam sponsored by the BACB. The course covers the philosophical underpinnings of applied behavior analysis according to the fifth edition of the BACB's task list. Students are expected to learn about advanced concepts of behavior analysis, the theoretical foundations of behavior analysis, the history, and its development to the current applied behavior analysis.
EDIS 5160: Behavior Analyst Practicum
Credits: 3
The purpose of practicum is to enhance students' training as scientist-practitioners by providing structured supervision and quality feedback regarding experiences in a clinical environment in which behavioral assessment and treatment is provided to children with various developmental and intellectual disabilities. The main objective of practicum is to offer multiple exemplars for generalization of concepts learned in graduate coursework.
EDIS 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
EDLF 7330: Single-Subject Research
Credits: 3
Detailed examination of the design and interpretation of single-subject research. Foci for the course include rationale for single-subject research; methods for planning, implementing, and evaluating studies; and issues in the use of these methods.
EDIS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Under close guidance of a faculty member, students work on an area of particular interest that cannot be met by a regularly scheduled course. A plan of study should be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.