• About

    This program is equivalent to 120 contact hours and was previously titled as the "Qualified Autism Services Practitioner (QASP)" program. This coursework meets partial requirements for the QASP Credential coursework. Additional 60 hours of coursework are required including 3 hours of Ethics. Participants will learn about and understand Autism Spectrum Disorders and applied behavior analysis and will earn a certificate of completion for the ABA Associates program. This is for those professionals and paraprofessionals who currently provide or want to provide behavioral health treatment and professional services. The program covers applied behavior analysis and other evidenced-based behavior intervention programs, which develop or restore, to the maximum extent practicable, the functioning of an individual with pervasive developmental disorder or autism. Participants will learn to develop and implement treatment plans that utilize evidenced-based practices that have demonstrated clinical efficacy in treating pervasive developmental disorder or autism.

  • Training Hours

    Equivalent to 120 hours of classroom time

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  • Method of Delivery

    Online, self paced, competency tested course
  • Program Requirements

    In order to complete the program, a candidate must:

    1. Complete coursework
    2. Complete final survey
  • Course Objectives

    This program is equivalent to 120 contact hours. Participants will learn about and understand Autism Spectrum Disorders and applied behavior analysis and will earn a certificate of completion for the ABA Associates program from the College of Applied Human Services. In addition participants will be able to conduct a functional behavioral assessment and then develop, implement, and monitor a positive behavioral intervention plan using person-centered approaches. Using applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports, participants will be able to apply specific support strategies such as Discrete Trial Teaching, Pivotal Response training and create optimal learning environments for the individuals they treat. As a participant moves through the program the competencies are presented and then tested. These competencies will build upon one another to ensure a solid foundation in the understanding and application of the specific evidence-based support and treatment strategies for individuals diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder and autism receiving behavioral health treatment. Courses included in the ABA Associates program focus on the key elements of evidence-based best practice and treatment models. The content of courses is based on current research that has demonstrated clinical efficacy in treating pervasive developmental disorder and autism.

    Lesson Topics:

    1. What is Autism
    2. Educational Requirements
    3. Behaviorism
    4. Instructional Interventions
    5. Working with Autism
    6. Treating Individuals with Challenging Behaviors
    7. Data Collection
    8. Overview of PBS
    9. Overview of DTT
    10. Transitioning between Activities
    11. Functional Communication and Visual Supports
    12. Working with Individuals with High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s
    13. Establishing Yourself as an Effective Interventionist
    14. Using Pivotal Response (PRT)
    15. Improving Social Interaction among Children with Autism and their peers through Pivotal Response Treatment – Advanced Pivotal Response Teaching (PRT)
    16. Person Centered Planning
    17. An introduction to Functional Analysis
  • Eligibility Requirements

    1. I am at least 18 years old.
    2. I understand and agree that, upon completion, my first and last name, the city and state where I reside and the name of the ABA coursework I have completed and date of completion, will be published on the QABA Registry as recognition of the ABA coursework I have successfully completed.
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