Certificate in Childhood Clinical Disorders (15-credits)
Practitioners working with children encounter a variety of clinical challenges that require a broad knowledge base and an ability to tailor intervention to a wide range of presenting issues. This concentration prepares practitioners to address the broad range of issues encountered in clinical and educational settings serving children. Special attention is given to the importance of evidence-based intervention and collaboration across disciplines.
Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 15
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Critique alternative approaches to understanding behavior associated with emotional behavioral disorders
- Value all aspects of human behavior including private events.
- Interpret the learning, behavioral, communication, and social characteristics of individuals with childhood clinical disorders.
- Design effective function-based treatments for challenging behavior based on state of the art ABA assessment techniques for individuals with childhood clinical disorders
- Support treatment decisions using existing empirical evidence
- Design individual behavior treatments including behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming
- Demonstrate understanding of the learning, behavioral, communication, developmental, environmental, and social characteristics of individuals with emotional behavioral disorders and how behavior analysis can be applied to mitigate these issues and improve quality of life.
- Differentiate levels of evidence for approaches within and outside of ABA.
- Weigh courses of action given clinical scenarios.
- Create systems for the provision of performance based feedback in supervision and training contexts.
ABA 501 - Collaboration in Childhood Clinical Disorders (Cr: 3)
ABA 502 - Social Skills for Learners with Emotional Behavioral Disorders (Cr: 3)
ABA 521 - Evidence-Based Curriculum Development (Cr: 3)
ABA 523 - Intro to ABA and Psychiatric Disorders (Cr: 3)
ABA 527 - ABA in Public School Special Education (Cr: 3)
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