Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA 524  — Basic Principles in Applied Behavioral Analysis  

This is an introductory course that provides an overview of the basic principles of behavior as they related to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Students will be provided with an overview of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of ABA, essential characteristics of ABA, and the history of basic and applied principles, processes, and concepts that inform the professional practice of ABA. This course also will provide an overview of measurement concepts.

3 credits  

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ABA 525  — Behavioral Change and Systems Support  

This course provides a review of behavior assessment procedures, behavior change procedures, generalization programming, and systems supports. Students will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of behavior change procedures, as well as demonstrate an understanding of system concerns and system change procedures in the educational setting. Topics focusing on consultation with teachers and parents, as well as ethical principles in behavior change will be reviewed.

3 credits  

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ABA 526  — Single Case Experiment Design  

This course follows from the Introduction to Research Design and Data Analysis course, with an emphasis on multicultural research topics. The course provides students with an opportunity to apply previously learned research skills in developing an idea for a multicultural research project and writing a formal research paper according to APA requirements. Prerequisite ABA 524

3 credits  

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ABA 527  — Ethics & Law in Professional Practice  

This course will provide training in Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) ethical practice guidelines and standards. Relevant legal and professional practice standards will be addressed relevant to the professional practice of behavior analysis. Relevant issues in supervision of behavior analysts and behavioral analysts in training will also be discussed.

3 credits  

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ABA 528  — Behavioral Assessment  

This course will provide students with an overview of behavior assessment procedures to determine appropriate educational and behavioral programming. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to utilize a variety of assessment strategies to assist with supporting students and developing interventions in applied settings.

3 credits  

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ABA 531  — Theories of Learning and Behavior  

This course provides an overview of learning and behavior, as well as the philosophical underpinnings of behavior and applied behavior analysis. Emphasis will be placed on behavioral learning theory and the philosophical assumptions underlying learning theory and the science of behavior analysis. Topics related to learning and behavior such as reinforcement, punishment, operant and respondent learning, evolutionary perspectives, translational research and language development will be reviewed.

3 credits  

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ABA 535  — Clinical Supervision, Management Training  

This course will provide an overview of an applied behavior analytic approach to personnel supervision, management, and training. Emphasis will be placed on behavior assessment of personnel performance and the use of empirically-derived interventions for improving personnel performance. Additionally, students will be introduced to the application of behavior measurement and evaluation strategies to determine the effectiveness of personnel performance interventions. Students will also be introduced to training strategies that establish and maintain the professional repertoire of behavior and analyst trainees.

3 credits  

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