The Accreditation Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has granted re-accreditation to the Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Caldwell University and a first accreditation to his doctorate. in the ABA program. Caldwell now becomes one of seven universities in the world to be ABAI accredited for its masters and doctoral programs.
According to ABAI, accreditation is only awarded to programs demonstrating high levels of completeness, rigor and quality related to the science and practice of behavior analysis. centered approach to teaching. The report also noted that student training opportunities in the program’s Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis provide an âindividualized internship experienceâ that enables students to become âhigh-quality ABA practitionersâ.
“We are very proud that the excellence of our ABA study programs has been recognized by the ABAI,” said Ken Reeve, professor of applied behavior analysis and graduate program coordinator at Caldwell. âOur students benefit from a rigorous scientific / practitioner model in our programs that prepares them for clinical, academic and leadership positions in the field. This enables our graduates to make real progress in the lives of others, especially those diagnosed with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Master of Arts program in Applied Behavior Analysis was launched in 2005 and the PhD. program began in 2009 amid a growing demand for ABA practitioners in New Jersey and beyond. The Center for Autism and ABA opened in 2010 to provide training and research opportunities for graduate students and to serve people with autism and their families.
Founded in 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the premier membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application and teaching of behavior analysis.