Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism
Welcome to Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism!
The following questions will be discussed during this course:
- What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
- What are functions of behaviors?
- What is the importance of reinforcement in ABA?
- What makes ABA effective for children with Autism?
- Explore the concept of applied behavior analysis and its uses in and out of the classroom pertaining to individuals on the autism spectrum.
- Identify specific behaviors pertaining to the four functions of behaviors to assist in bettering an individual with special needs.
- Analyze the benefits of positive and negative reinforcement and when to use each when working with an individual with special needs.
- Self-reflect by applying what has been learned about applied behavior analysis to a personal experience working with an individual who has special needs.
Unit one: Applied Behavior Analysis: The Practice
Lesson #1: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Lesson #2: What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Unit Two: Four Functions Of Behavior
Lesson #1: What are the four functions of behavior?
Lesson #2: How do we assess the function of a behavior? ABC Contingency
Unit Three: Reinforcement
Lesson #1: What are reinforcers?
Lesson #2: What is positive and negative reinforcement?
Lesson #1:The Success of Applied Behavior Analysis for Individuals with ASD
Lesson #2: Wrap Up