Autism and Developmental Disabilities
The concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities (A&DD) provides advanced training in the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practices to individuals with autism and related developmental and physical disabilities and their families. Graduates are prepared to assume educational and related professional positions as teachers, behavior analysts and clinicians, serving all ages, culturally and linguistically diverse populations and incorporating assistive technology.
This program can be completed by one of two options (M.Ed. or M.A.), involving flexible combinations of coursework, practicum and applied intervention research. This program also meets all the coursework requirements for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).
Beginning Fall 2024, students admitted to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities M.Ed. program may attend classes either fully online or in-person. Courses will be synchronous, with both online and in-person attendees taking classes simultaneously, allowing all students to receive the same high-quality academic experience and faculty mentorship.
This option involves the completion of nine courses plus three practical experiences leading to the Master’s degree and can be completed in 12 months of full-time study.
|SED 380: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity||3|
|SED 388: Teaching Individuals with Autism & Development Disabilities||3|
|SED 394: Practicum in SED – Professional & Ethical Practice||3|
|SED 388: Challenging Behavior & Developmental Disabilities||3|
|SED 388: Advances in Understanding/Treatment of Autism||3|
|SED 396: Single Subject Design||3|
|SED 384: Communication Intervention||3|
|SED 388: Practicum in SED – Severe & Multiple Disabilities||3|
|SED f388: Practicum in SED – Professional Development in ABA (Online)||3|
|SED f388: Theoretical Framework in ABA (Online)||3|
|SED s386: Positive Behavior Supports and Classroom Management (Online)||3|
|SED s388: Advanced Concepts in ABA (Online)||3|
Total Required Hours – 36 hours
Engages in training and supervision of clinicians to support individuals with challenging behavior and difficulty transitioning between activities, particularly for students with autism spectrum disorders.
Assessment and treatment of problem behavior displayed by individuals with ASD/DD, methods for increasing behavioral variability in individuals with ASD/DD, and methods for preventing clinical relapse pertaining to challenging behavio
Works with culturally diverse individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to assess and treat challenging behavior.
Assesses and supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and develops social skill/communication interventions for children with ASD.
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