Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a system of autism treatment based on behaviourist theories which states that desired behaviours can be taught through a system of rewards and consequences. ABA can be thought of as applying behavioural principles to behavioural goals and carefully measuring the results.
Students will learn about the neurodevelopmental and behavioural aspects of people with autism spectrum disorder. Students will learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnostics tools, research-based interventions, and will cover autism spectrum disorder from birth to adulthood.
Upon completion of Autism and ABA Therapy course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
|Program Organization||# of Hours*|
|1. Autism Characteristics and the DSM-V||3|
|2. Sensory Processing Impairments||3|
|3. Communication and Social Stories||3|
|4. Responsible Use of ABA||3|
|5. Data Collection||3|
|6. The Function of Behaviour and Behavioural Objectives||3|
|7. Tool Box Building: Increasing Appropriate Behaviours||3|
|8. Tool Box Cleanup: Decreasing Challenging Behaviours||3|
|9. Generalization and Maintenance||3|
|10. Teaching Students to Manage Their Own Behaviour||3|
|11. Putting it All Together||3|
No books are required. Some specific readings will be suggested for students and will be made available online.
The registration fee for this course is $570.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.