Course Description for ABA in Dev Disabilities and Autism
ABA in Dev Disabilities and Autism
Prerequisites: EEX 5612, EEX 5617
The course is designed to familiarize students with the behavior-analytic research on the treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism. The course will provide an overview of common developmental disabilities and the characteristics of autism. The primary focus of the course will be on assessment and intervention procedures and specific behavior analytic teaching methods for use with individuals with developmental disabilities. Students will encounter conceptual readings, manuals, handouts, and research articles evaluating the utility of various methods being discussed. Students are expected to participate fully in class discussions, drawing from the assigned weekly readings and relevant social and professional experiences.