Rochester, N.Y. - Autism rates are at an all time high. Now the University of Rochester offers a new program and specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
The 18-credit program includes the principles of learning and behavior analysis, instructional methods and applications, assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, ABA research methods, ethics and professional conduct, and staff training and performance management.
Students may complete the course sequence either as a concentration in the master’s in human development program, with a specialization in developmental differences, or as a “stand alone” ABA program.
Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of community, public and private, human service, and educational settings where evidence-based best practices are implemented.
The six-course sequence is the second program nationwide to be approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for meeting new standards.