Research has shown that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), provided by individuals trained in the principles of behavioral analysis, can help individuals with autism to learn specific skills such as how to communicate, develop relationships, play, care for themselves, learn in school, succeed at work, and participate fully and productively in family and community activities, regardless of their age. ABA has a strong database of research to document its effectiveness with positive behavioral changes for this population. In addition, the ABA coursework can be applied toward a new Master of Arts in Human Behavior (currently under development).
Oakland University's program offers specific courses in behavioral principles and techniques that once approved by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board (BACB), will fulfill course requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certificate. Applicants will also be required to pass the exam required by the BACB in order to earn certification. For more detailed information about the BCBA designation, please visit www.bacb.com
The next cohort will begin in Winter 2014.
- Posession of a minimum of a master's degree from an accredited university that was (a) conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology OR (b) conferred in a degree program in which the candidate completed a BACB approved course sequence BACB
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Participation in an Overview Meeting may be required
- A Personal Interview may be required
- Potential for success in the program
Children's Hospital of Michigan: Autism Center
41935 W. Twelve Mile Road, Suite 100
Novi, MI 48377
Beaumont Hospital HOPE Center
1695 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 120
Berkley, MI 48072
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Oakland University's ABA coordinator:
Susan Martino, Program Coordinator