MS in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Program Curriculum

Minimum 27 Credits

Required Coursework in ASD: (33 Credits)    

ASD 601 Autism Spectrum Disorders and ABA (3)
ASD 602 Applied Behavior Analysis  (3) * (Co-req. ASD 601)
ASD 610 Research & Experimental Design  (3) *
ASD 603 Assessment & Intervention in ASD I  (3) *
ASD 605 Positive Approaches to Behavioral Intervention in ASD  (3) *
ASD 604 Assessment & Intervention in ASD II  (3) *
ASD 612 Professional Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (3) *                        
ASD 670 Use of Pragmatic Language for Social Communication  (2)   
ASD 672 Social Communication in The Preschool/Primary Environment  (1)       
ASD 675 Classroom Applications of ABA  (3) (Prereq. ASD 601, 602, 603)            

*BACB Course Sequence-Courses must be taken in the order listed.
If seeking Massachusetts State Licensure additional credits may be required

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

ASD 501 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
ASD 660 Introduction to Asperger's & Other Communication Challenges (1)
ASD 662 Principles of Social Cognition and Communication (1)
ASD 663 Practical Strategies: Make and Take (1)
ASD 664 Social Cognition Interventions (2)
ASD 665 Executive Function in Individuals with Asperger's (1)
ASD 667 Asperger's in the Workplace  (1)
ASD 668 Late Diagnosis (1)
ASD 671 The Aspergian Mind (1)
ASD 673 Parental and Personal Perspectives: STCWA (1)

Communication Sciences and Disorders                    

CSD 602 AAC & Assistive Technologies  (3)                
CSD 603 Diagnostics & Implementation in AAC  (3)                
CSD 614 Counseling Methods in CSD  (3)                    
CSD 616 Introduction to Grant Seeking  (1)                    
CSD 617 Response to Intervention: Clarifying Role of SLP  (1)        
CSD 621 Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology  (2)            
CSD 623 No Child Left Behind and IDEA  (2)                                                         
CSD 629 The IEP Strategies for Development & Implementation  (2)        
CSD 635 Applications of the Story Grammar Marker  (2)              
CSD 636 Theme Maker in the Classroom  (1)                                           
CSD 643 Sensory Integration  (1)                                
CSD 644 Nonverbal Learning  Disabilities  (1)                                             
CSD 645 Sensory Integration Intervention Techniques  (2)            
CSD 646 Executive Function in Children: Dev., Asses. & Interv.  (1)        
CSD 649 Preparing Students w/ Dis. For Transition: Req. & Process  (2)
Practica (0-12 Credits in addition to the 9 credits of electives)
ASD 676 Practicum I Independent Field Work (3)                    
ASD 679 Practicum II Independent Field Work (3)
ASD 682 Practicum III Independent Field Work (3)        
ASD 683 Practicum IV Independent Field Work (3)