Emerging Opportunities in Higher Education: Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism


This article discusses applying behavior analysis to autism.

Creation Date: 2010
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Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla

University of North Texas

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Roll-Pettersson, Lise, 1955-

Stockholm University; Akershus University College

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Pinkelman, Sarah E.

University of Oregon

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Cihon, Traci M.

University of North Texas

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Place of Publication: [Portage, Michigan]
  • Creation: 2010

This article discusses applying behavior analysis to autism.

Department: Behavior Analysis

Abstract: The growing number of children diagnosed with autism and the recognized importance of evidence-based interventions has substantially increased the need for well-trained applied behavior analysts. Relative to public/consumer demand, there are very few higher education programs that are equipped to train behavior analysts specializing in autism. Worldwide, there are only a few programs accredited by Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), that have course sequences approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB), and have formal institutional course approval for classes in autism and behavior analysis. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a series of expert commentary on the context, content and systems required to build quality higher education programs in autism and applied behavior analysis. Together the articles in this special section of the European Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis form a resource for faculty and university administrators interested in the development of innovative and socially relevant training programs in higher education.

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10 p.

Keyword(s): applied behavior analysis | higher education | autism
Source: European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 2010, Portage: Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis, pp. 207-216
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Publication Title: European Journal of Behavior Analysis
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Page Start: 207
Page End: 216
Pages: 10