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 and other populations.
Oakland University's program - approved by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board (BACB) - offers specific courses in behavioral principles and techniques. 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 ABA cohort will begin in Winter 2015.
The deadline to apply is October 15, 2014.
If you are interested in joining, connect with us via our mini-survey.
- Possession 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
Below are the 10 courses in the ABA program, with a link to download the course description and abbreviated syllabus.
: Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
: Practicum - Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
: Behavioral Assessment
: Practicum - Behavioral Assessment
: Treatment Planning
: Practicum - Treatment Planning
: Research Methods
: Practicum - Research Methods
: Practicum - Ethics
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
Our next cohort is scheduled to begin in Winter 2015. The deadline to apply for Winter 2015 is October 15, 2014. Completed applications are good for one calendar year. Please contact Susan Martino below for questions regarding the application process.
ABA Program Coordinators
For application questions, please contact: