CAGS in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Program Curriculum

Minimum 36 Credits

Required Coursework in ASD: (27 Credits)    

ASD 701 Autism Spectrum Disorders and ABA (3)
ASD 702 Applied Behavior Analysis  (3) * (Co-req. ASD 601)
ASD 710 Research & Experimental Design  (3) *
ASD 703 Assessment & Intervention in ASD I  (3) *
ASD 705 Positive Approaches to Behavioral Intervention in ASD  (3) *
ASD 704 Assessment & Intervention in ASD II  (3) *
ASD 712 Professional Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (3) *                        
ASD 770 Use of Pragmatic Language for Social Communication  (2)   
ASD 772 Social Communication in Preschool/Early Primary Environment  (1)       
ASD 775 Classroom Applications of ABA  (3) (Prereq. ASD 601, 602, 610)            

*BACB Course Sequence-Courses must be taken in the order listed.

If seeking Massachusetts State Licensure as a BCBA, additional credits are required.

Elective Coursework: (Minimum 9 Credits)
Autism Spectrum Disorders Course

ASD 501 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
ASD 762 Principles of Social Cognition and Communication (1)
ASD 763 Practical Strategies: Make and Take (1)
ASD 764 Social Communication Interventions (2)
ASD 765 Executive Function in Individuals with Asperger's (1)
ASD 767 Asperger's in the Workplace  (1)
ASD 768 Late Diagnosis (1)
ASD 771 The Aspergian Mind (1)

Communication Sciences and Disorders                    

CSD 702 AAC & Assistive Technologies  (3)                
CSD 703 Diagnostics & Implementation in AAC  (3)                
CSD 614 Counseling Methods in CSD  (3)                                   
CSD 723 No Child Left Behind and IDEA  (2)                                                         
CSD 729 The IEP Strategies for Development & Implementation  (2)        
CSD 735 Applications of the Story Grammar Marker  (2)              
CSD 736 Theme Maker in the Classroom  (1)
CSD 744 Nonverbal Learning  Disabilities  (1)                                             
CSD 745 Sensory Integration Intervention Techniques  (2)            
CSD 746 Executive Function in Children: Dev., Assesment & Interv.  (1)        
CSD 749 Preparing Students w/ Dis. For Transition: Req. & Process  (2)
Practica (0-12 Credits in addition to the 9 credits of electives)
ASD 776 Practicum I Independent Field Work (3)                    
ASD 779 Practicum II Independent Field Work (3)
ASD 782 Practicum III Independent Field Work (3)        
ASD 783 Practicum IV Independent Field Work (3)