Oregon Tech Opens Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic


New Milestone for Oregon Tech: Opening of Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic in Klamath Falls

The mission of the BIG ABA Clinic is to provide high quality training and supervision to Oregon Tech students in the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis.

As the students return to class, student behavior analysts at the Oregon Institute of Technology make their way to communities in southern Oregon. Oregon Tech is proud to announce the official opening of the Behavior Improvement Group (BIG ABA) Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic in Klamath Falls on October 29.

The clinic, which is the only ABA provider within 75 miles of Klamath Falls, is designed as a comprehensive health care provider. Oregon College of Technology, Drs. Dawn Bailey and John Borgen, who have over 30 years of combined experience working with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, ADHD, anxiety and other behavioral health diagnoses, will lead the clinic. They will also train and supervise Oregon Tech students in the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology programs to provide therapy and other types of client care. Through this opportunity at the clinic, students gain the external and supervised experience required for certification that allows them to practice professionally after graduation.

Oregon Tech currently offers undergraduate courses in Applied Psychology with an option for the Certified Behavior Consulting Analyst® (BCaBA) Assistant Course Sequence, which the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved as meeting the requirements. course requirements to be eligible for the BCaBA exam. The University also offers graduate courses for a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a Master of Education in Education with an emphasis on Applied Analysis of Behavior. Behavior and Autism Spectrum Disorders, which is offered in partnership with Southern Oregon University’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Course Sequence.

The mission of the BIG ABA Clinic is to provide high quality training and supervision to Oregon Tech students in the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis so that they are prepared for employment, certification and / or on the path to licensure after graduation while simultaneously providing much needed evidence-based applied behavior analysis services to our local community.

The clinic began serving families in Klamath Falls in mid-May with a free weekly parenting course thanks to a generous donation from the Smullin Foundation. Parents attended weekly sessions where babysitting and dinner were provided. Topics covered in the trainings included how to deal with temper tantrums, aggression and disrespect as well as how to reduce sleeping and eating difficulties.

The BIG Clinic will host an official open house on October 28 as part of the activities of the Oregon Tech Alumni Association, and a ribbon cutting open to the public on Monday October 29 at noon at which community members and media are guests (Sky Lakes Annex at 2421 Washburn Way, Suite K).

The BIG Clinic will primarily serve children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder with interventions designed to address social and communication deficits as well as those aimed at reducing problematic behaviors, including self-injurious behaviors, aggression. and eating disorders. The scope of service is based on a 2013 state law that required insurance companies to cover ABA therapy for the treatment of autism. However, some insurance companies have chosen to cover ABA for other mental health and developmental disorders. Families of children with a diagnosis other than autism are encouraged to contact their insurance company to determine if ABA can be covered.

To learn more about the clinic, visit https://bigaba.oit.edu/ or contact 541-885-1675; [email protected] Dr. Dawn Bailey leads the clinic leadership team and is available for any questions at [email protected]


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