Autism Spectrum Disorders
Elms College created one of the country’s first Master of Science in Autism Spectrum Disorders Program. This 36 credit certificate program will teach students how to work with children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
Highlights of the Curriculum
- The role of ABA and ASD
- Other treatment options in ASD
- Communication deficits and training
- Social communication
- Pragmatic language
- IEP writing and implementation
Upon completion students will be eligible to pursue certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, with other eligibility requirements. This degree also has an optional track to pursue licensing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with other eligibility requirements. University Approved Practicum courses are offered for students in the CAGS in ASD Program.
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Core Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate
|Course #||Formerly||Course Name||# of Credit Hours|
|ABA 7001||Theoretical Foundations|
|ABA 7002||Principles of ABA|
|ABA 7100||Research Methods|
|ABA 7003||Assessment in ABA|
|ABA 7004||Behavioral Interventions|
|ABA 7101||Behavioral Consultation|
|ABA 7102||Professional Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis|
|ASD 7001||Intro to ASD or ABA 6909 Special Topics Current Trends in Childhood Disorders|
|Electives||12 Credits of Electives||12|