Non-Degree / Dates: 13-17 July 2020

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is most well known in terms of autism intervention. However, ABA is applied in many other fields such as behavioral medicine, Organizational Behavior Management, safety and risk mediation, sports training, sleep problems, self-management, etc.

The goal of the curriculum is to provide participants with a basic introduction to the field of ABA, how is it used today, why is it so well known in relation to autism and in what other areas of social life does using ABA derived intervention strategies and methodology provide meaningful change. The course will cover the basic behavior analytic principles and provide students with the opportunity to disseminate behavior analytic research as it applies to Organizational Behavior Management, behavioral intervention for autism, health and safety, etc.

Why this course?

  • The Number of Children and Adults Living with Autism is on the Rise

    Applied behavior specialists are most commonly employed in the assessment and programmatic treatment of adults and children with autism. According to a recent Scientific American article, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now estimates that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has some form of autism.

  • The Skills Learned are Widely Applicable

    While often referred to in the context of treating behavioral disorders or autism, ABA is not limited to those applications. ABA, through its study of psychology, learning and behavioral influence can lead to a wide range of careers. Those with a degree in ABA could work in corporate education and training, physical therapy, health, addiction treatment, special education, general practice counseling, teaching, environmental science, and even behavioral economics.

  • It’s a Growing Field

    The ABA profession has grown along with the rise in cases of autism, but it is also a field that can expand to how learning and behavior impact all of our daily lives. ABA professionals are not limited to the treatment and assessment of autism. The skill sets learned are in demand across a broad spectrum of job opportunities. There is no limit to how one can apply a knowledge of the links between learning and behavior.

Teacher(s)

Kyle Mokma is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He is a licensed and practicing psychologist and provides educational/training services across a wide range or fields including early intervention therapy, university curriculum development & instruction, and industrial organisational psychology. He leads a team of Registered behavior technicians providing early intervention therapy utilizing the principals and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis. He is the executive director of the Estonian Association for Behavior Analysis and advocates for the digitisation of data collection via the use of technology and cloud based data collections systems. He also provides two courses in Applied Behaviour Analysis in the School of Educational Sciences of Tallinn University for special education study program students.

Timetable

The course will have 6 contact hours from Monday to Friday. The detailed outline for the course will be finalized in 2020.

Participants

Up to 30 participants with an interest in the topic of ABA. Participants need to be proficient in English at minimum B2 level.

Credit points

Students who are present the whole course period and successfully complete their assignments to the teacher by the date to be determine will be granted 2 ECTS. More information about the assignments will be finalized in 2020.

Course fee

Early-Bird Course Fee (until March 31, 2020)300€
Regular Course Fee (after March 31, 2020)350€

Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.