Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies

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Autism spectrum disorder is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States, and New Jersey has the highest autistic population. For this reason, compassionate and caring people with the knowledge and skills to support them are in high demand. This program will prepare you to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to improve the livelihoods of people with unique abilities around the world.

This certification preparation program gives you the opportunity to study how people with unique abilities can learn. Understanding behavioral patterns in relation to things like the environment will help you teach students how to increase positive behaviors. ABA therapy helps improve social and communication skills, concentration, attention and memory. Find out how you can help learners with unique abilities improve their independence while preparing for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam to become certified by the international Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

In this 18-credit program, you will complete four courses to learn evidence-based approaches to performing behavioral assessments and to designing, implementing, and evaluating intervention programs. You will also participate in two internship experiences under the direct supervision of leading board-certified medical behavior analysts (BCBA-Ds).

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