Applied Behavior Analysis Courses: Fall 2021



Applied Behavior Analysis

ABA 700: Behaviorism

3 Credit Hour(s)

Behaviorism is a course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of ABA and the origins of behaviorism. The historical and philosophical background of our science will be covered and students will learn about the development of the essential elements of ABA. (GR)


ABA 702: Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis

3 Credit Hour(s)

Concept and Principles of Behavior Analysis is meant to give students a solid foundation in the basic science that underlies the technologies of Applied Behavior Analysis. Designed to be taken early in the course sequence, this course will introduce students to foundational aspects of ABA that they will apply throughout the program. (GR)


ABA 704: Research Methods, Measurement and Experimental Design

3 Credit Hour(s)

Research Methods, Measurement, and Experimental Design is a course designed to provide the student experience in careful measurement and assessment of behavior which forms the basis for research methods and experimental design. Specifically, methods for obtaining types of behavioral data, and graphing and analyzing data will be covered. Students will understand the importance of Single Case Research Designs (SCRDs) and the ability to evaluate and implement them. Students will design evaluations of the influence of independent variables on dependent variables in representative SCRDs. Students will also conduct comparative, component, and parametric analyses. Additionally, students will design ethical evaluations of the effectiveness of interventions, state and plan for the unwanted effects of independent variables, and assess and interpret the threats to internal and external validity in experimental designs, including interobserver agreement, and reliability of the independent variable Prerequisites: ABA 702 or SED 702 (GR)


ABA 706: Functional Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

Functional Assessment is a course designed to provide the student with the history and hands on experience in fundamental elements of direct observation, functional behavioral assessment, functional analysis methodology, function-based intervention, and function-based behavior change intervention procedures. Prerequisite: ABA 704 or SED 706. (GR)


ABA 708: Ethics and Professional Conduc

3 Credit Hour(s)

Ethics and Professional Conduct is a course designed to provide the student with a background in fundamental elements of ethical and professional behavioral practice. Students will learn to apply the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts to ethical and professional conflicts. (GR)


ABA 710: Behavior Change Procedures

3 Credit Hour(s)

Behavior Change and Procedures is a course designed to provide the student with a comprehensive experience in the application of fundamental elements of behavior change and specific behavior change procedures. This course will cover the design and implementation of behavioral interventions based on individualized assessment results, including environmental modification and planning for generalized outcomes. Students will learn to apply general concepts and principles, including matching law, behavioral cusps, verbal behavior, and derived stimulus relations to improve socially significant behaviors. Students will also learn to apply specific techniques such as shaping, chaining, punishment and extinction. Prerequsite: ABA 706 or SED 706 (GR)


ABA 712: Client Record Keeping, Supervision, and Personnel Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed to provide the student with an ability to identify and apply federal, state, and professional standards for creating, saving, maintaining, archiving, and destroying client records. Students will also learn about best practices in ABA for personnel management and supervision of new behavior analysts. Prerequsite: ABA 706 or SED 704 (GR)


ABA 714: Assessment and Measurement Tool

3 Credit Hour(s)

Assessment and Measurement Tools is a course designed to provide the student experience in assessment and measurement of behavior. Students will gain experience with developing individualized assessment and measurement procedures, as well as using commercially available and commonly-used assessment and measurement systems. Prerequisite: ABA-704 or SED-706; (GR)


ABA 716: Autism Spectrum Disorders

3 Credit Hour(s)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a course designed to provide the student with an overview of the history and current considerations related to the diagnosis of autism across the lifespan. The biological bases and behavioral phenotype of autism will be taught within the framework of child development and transition to adulthood to geriatric. Students will learn to plan and evaluate treatments for people with ASD and will write and communicate to the audience of the consumer. The New York State regulations on ABA will be reviewed and the students will take and pass a state mandated course on Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse. Specifically, as per NYS Education Law, all students enrolled in programs leading to licensure in behavior analysis are required to complete training in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. Daemen College has incorporated this training as part of the required coursework for ABA 716: Autism Spectrum Disorders. Resources will be provided as part of the class for completing the two-hour online Child Abuse course. The course provides an overview of the mandated reporter's legal obligations and protections, the laws related to child abuse and maltreatment, the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect, and available resources. There is a $30 fee for the course. Upon course completion, students are required to submit their Certification of Completion to the instructor. (GR)


ABA 718: Issues of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity

3 Credit Hour(s)

Issues in Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in ABA is a course designed to provide the student with an overview of the history and current considerations related to providing ABA services to individuals with autism who are members of diverse populations. Aspects of cultural and ethnic diversity will be covered and the students will apply behavioral assessments and interventions with modifications based on needs from the individuals served. (GR)


ABA 730: Supervised Practicum and Seminar In Applied Behavior Analysis

2 Credit Hour(s)

This course is the Supervised Practicum and Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a 15-week course and students are required to engage in a weekly seminar. Students are also required to accrue a minimum of 150-fieldwork hours accruing a minimum of 10 hours weekly and a maximum of 35 hours weekly; 2 of which must be supervised per week for full time experience (20+ hours weekly) and 1 hour of supervision for part-time (10-19 hours weekly), at your site by a NYS-LBA. This course is designed to provide the student with a structured experience including observation and the application of behavioral concepts, principles and methodology. The class seminar provides class members with an opportunity to share experiences and to learn from each other. The learner will apply on-going content knowledge at the placement setting in a professional and ethical manner. Students are not permitted to accrue less than 10 hours a week for their practicum hours and/or take a break greater than 2 weeks during the course of the semester. Hours accrued during scheduled breaks that are a part of the Daemen College calendar are accounted for as long as the student is enrolled in consecutive semesters of the practicum course.Prerequisite: Permission from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 731: Supervised Practicum With Experience in Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis I

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a [Traditional: 15-week or Distance Education 8-week] course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students are required to complete a skills assessment and set goals for the supervised experience.. Prerequisite: ABA 730 or SED 714 and ABA 702 and permission from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 732: Supervised Practicum With Experience In Applied Behavior Analysis 2

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a [Traditional: 15-week or Distance Education 8-week] course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students are required to demonstrate the ability to perform an assessment and implement an intervention procedure. Prerequisite: ABA 730 or SED 714 and ABA 702 and permisison from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 733: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis 3

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a [Traditional: 15-week or Distance Education 8-week] course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students are required to demonstrate the ability to utilize a Behavior-Change Procedure. Prerequisite: ABA 730 or SED 714 and ABA 702 and permisison from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 734: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis 4

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is an 8-week course which requires students to obtain no less than 80 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Students are also required to obtain no less than 2-hours of individual, face-to-face supervision per week for full time experience (20+ hours) and 1 hour per week for part-time experience (10-19 hours weekly). Students must submit the Daemen College Fieldwork Tracker and Supervisor Attestation. Additionally, students will demonstrate how they evaluate the effects of the supervised experience on client outcomes. Students are not permitted to accrue less than 10 hours a week for their practicum hours and/or take a break greater than 2 weeks during the course of the semester. Hours accrued during scheduled breaks that are a part of the Daemen College calendar are accounted for as long as the student is enrolled in consecutive semesters of the practicum course. This course is designed to provide the student with a structured experience including observation and the application behavior analysis. The learner will apply on-going content knowledge at the placement setting in a professional and ethical manner. Students must work with consumers who have a documented diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Related Disorder (as defined NYSED, Article 167, 8802) and a prescription or order for ABA services. Prerequisite: ABA 730 or SED 714 and ABA 702 and permission from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 735: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis 5

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a [Traditional: 15-week or Distance Education 8-week] course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students are required to demonstrate the ability to plan for maintenance and generalization of client skills. Prerequisite: ABA 730 or SED 714 and ABA 702 and permisison from ABA advisor (GR)


ABA 736: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours I Applied Behavior Analysis 6

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a Distance Education 8-week course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students will demonstrate how they address professional, and ethical skills through collaboration with clients and colleagues (stakeholders). Prerequisite: ABA 730 (GR) (GR)


ABA 737: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours I Applied Behavior Analysis 7

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a Distance Education 8-week course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students will address making plans for the appropriate termination of services. Prerequisite: ABA 730 (GR) (GR)


ABA 738: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis 8

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a Distance Education 8-week course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students will plan for addressing diversity in practice. Prerequisite: ABA 730 (GR) (GR)


ABA 739: Supervised Practicum With Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis 9

1 Credit Hour(s)

The Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis course is a Distance Education 8-week course which requires students to obtain no less than 150 hours a semester accruing a minimum of 10-hours per week and no more than 35 hours weekly of supervised experience toward the remaining 1350 required hours after successful completion of ABA 730. Additionally, students will develop adaptive self-care strategies to maintain healthy and stable work environments. Prerequisite: ABA 730 (GR) (GR)


ABA 740: Applied Behavior Analysis Capstone Research Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

The ABA Capstone Project will provide the structure and guidance for students to complete a final program project or, when time allows at the discretion of the instructor and with permission from a project mentor (i.e., ABA program faculty) create a Master's- level Capstone Project based on a research project of the student's area of interest in ABA. Students experiences will be different depending on the chosen project, however in all cases students will finish the ABA Master's program with a final product that incorporates critical skills of a practicing behavior analyst. Students who satisfactorily complete their Capstone Project with all of the required components will receive a grade of (P) Passing. Conversely, students who are unsuccessful in completing the requisite components of the master's capstone project will receive a grade of (F) Failure. Prerequisites: ABA 708 & 710; (May take concurrently with ABA 712, 714, 716, or 718) or SED 708 and 710 (GR)


ABA 747: Selected Topics

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Prerequsite: Take ABA-704 or SED-706; (GR)


ABA 750: Special Topics: Applied Behavior Analysis

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Special Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis is a course offered to students who have completed coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis but who, upon completion of their program, have content-area gap identified by license-or certification-granting bodies. The course credit hours and content will vary based on individual student needs. Course prerequisites are determined by the needed modules and an educational review by the BACB. Prerequisites: Permission from ABA advisor (GR)