Programs in cognitive disorders involve training in behavioral approaches in order to improve students’ ability to properly address challenging behavior. These practical tools may ultimately help students improve the lives of others through their studies.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a research-based and data-driven science that can be used to teach individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) a variety of new sk
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a research-based and data-driven science that can be used to teach individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) a variety of new skills including social, play, self-help, language and academic skills. This highly specialized Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides students with a firm grounding in the principles of ABA; specifically in the application of these principles to Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) with children with ASD. The curriculum covers the characteristics of individuals with ASD, evidence-based practices in ABA, the professional code of ethics and the development and implementation of behavioral treatment plans. Students gain practical experience working with clients and ABA treatment teams....
The primary purpose of this 3-course certificate sequence is to prepare experienced educators, administrators and related service providers to assume a leadership role in
General Overview Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
In 2000, the Center for Disease Control estimated that 1 in 1000 children was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By 2014, those estimates had increased to 1 in 68. All PreK-12 schools in Maine are required to provide educational services to students with an ASD in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The primary purpose of this 3-course certificate sequence is to prepare experienced educators, administrators and related service providers to assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of educational programs for students with autism in school settings. Educational objectives:
Candidates will develop theoretical knowledge and applied skills for understanding the needs of students with ASD and providing evidence-based practices according to individual needs.
Candidates will have the necessary theoretical and applied a background to provide leadership to their schools and districts in developing a sound model of educational and social/behavioral support and intervention.
Candidates will be familiar with and able to access available resources to support their districts’ efforts in providing services for their students with ASD.
Candidates will have the knowledge and skills to serve as team leaders and coaches in supporting program implementation in their schools and districts.
Program Requirements (9 credits)