Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Autism
Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC/SLP, BCBA, COBA
CE Credit: 2 Hours
Learning Level: Intermediate
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Autism is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides evidence-based behavioral interventions for the minimally verbal child with autism.
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is holding steady at one in 54 children. The communication challenges of these children are widely known and require specialized early interventions to overcome them. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is often described as the "gold standard" for autism treatment.
This course presents evidence-based strategies that can enable students with ASD and others who are verbally limited to become more effective communicators. The focus will be on the minimally verbal child, the child who has a small repertoire of spoken words or fixed phrases that are used communicatively. Included will be an overview of autism spectrum disorder, an introduction to the science of ABA, the use of manding in communication training, techniques for direct instruction programming, and inter-professional collaboration strategies. Major points are illustrated throughout by case studies from actual practice.
Course #21-43 | 2020 | 46 pages | 15 posttest questions
This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
ASHA credit is available until 11/30/2025. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the monthly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider (#AAUM5167). Please note that the date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the month in which the course was completed. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).
This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).
Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.
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Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA, COBA, is licensed by the Ohio Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology and the Ohio Department of Education, and is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also licensed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and by the Ohio Board of Psychology. She completed her Master’s degree at Kent State University, her education specialist degree in school administration from Cleveland State University and coursework leading to licensure as a board certified behavior analyst from the University of North Texas. To learn more about modified leisure skills or to gather information about using applied behavior analysis to help students increase their communication skills, check out her website www.abaspeech.org.
Financial: Rosemarie Griffin receives author compensation from Professional Development Resources.
Nonfinancial: Rosemarie Griffin is the owner of ABA Speech LLC.