Sep 13 2017

What is Applied Behavior Analysis? #autism,autistic,pdd,pdd-nos,pddnos,hyperlexia,hyperlexic,asperger,asperger’s, #lovaas,discrete #trial,special #education,aba,applied #behavior #analysis,behavior #modification,applied #behaviour #analysis,behaviour #analysis,

# “Applied” means practice, rather than research or philosophy. “Behavior analysis” may be read as “learning theory,” that is, understanding what leads to (or doesn’t lead to) new skills. (This is a simplification: ABA is just as much about maintaining and using skills as about learning.) It may seem odd to use the word “behavior” when talking about learning to talk, play, and live as a complex social animal, but to a behaviorist all these can be taught, so long as there are intact brain functions to learn and practice the skills. That is the essence of the recovery hypothesis–for …

Aug 25 2017

Special Education Graduate Program in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis: Department of Curriculum and Instruction:

# Special Education Graduate Program in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis The Special Education Program at Texas State University-San Marcos offers a master of education degree in special education with a concentration in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Autism, a low-incidence disability on the rise, requires teachers and other school personnel who are competent in comprehensive and specialized behavior support and instructional approaches. This graduate program prepares highly trained individuals to educate children and youth with autism in school settings, homes, and communities. Graduates become teachers, specialists, or consultants in public or private schools and agencies, or in-home trainers. …