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Autism & Behavioural Science

Available at: Kingston

Overview

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can affect an individual’s ability to communicate, socialize and function effectively at home, school and in their community. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) can be used to develop new skills including language, social and play skills, self-help skills, academics, motor skills, life skills and appropriate behaviour.

Students in this highly specialized program learn to use a variety of positive approaches to develop the skills of individuals with ASD by reviewing relevant literature, developing intervention plans, implementing behaviour change programs, and collecting data to ensure intervention strategies effectively meet established goals.

Graduates:

  • Know the range of evidence-based practices in autism treatment;
  • Understand the characteristics of the full spectrum of ASD;
  • Have knowledge of child development and augmentative communication systems as they relate to the behavioural treatment of individuals with ASD;
  • Show leadership in guiding the activities of self or others and in contributing knowledge and skills for practical solutions.

As this is a graduate certificate program, students can expect an intensive workload. Classes combine theory with active learning experiences and group work. Field placements are available in a range of settings and some may require the use of a vehicle.

Check out the student opportunities, to be involved with our Centre for Behavioural Research and Intervention in the Community (CEBRIC)

Highlights

Career Opportunities

Graduates have been successfully employed as Instructor Therapists working 1:1 or in small groups to provide intensive behaviour intervention (IBI), as behaviour therapists and autism specialists in a variety of community settings, and in school boards. Career opportunities may be more abundant in some areas of the province than others.

View the Autism and Behavioural Science program flyer.

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Program Name

Autism & Behavioural Science

Program Code

1027

Credential

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

1 Year

Location (Campus)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

2016-17 tuition fees are $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $1,102.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,780.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

Additional Costs

Books and supplies are estimated to be $1,000 for the year. Access to a computer at home or at the college is required, along with basic computer skills in word processing and Internet searches.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2017-18

Semester 1
AUBS 1 Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis
AUBS 2 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
AUBS 4 Ethics and Professionalism
AUBS 5 Working With Families & Teams
AUBS 9 Specialized Instructional Strategies
AUBS 6 Field Placement I
BEHA 5 Non-violent Crisis Intervention

Semester 2
AUBS 3 Treating Challenging Behaviours
AUBS 7 Behavioural Skill Building
AUBS 8 Parent & Staff Training
AUBS 10 Transition Planning & Implementation
AUBS 11 Field Placement II

Admission Requirements

Minimum of a two-year post-secondary diploma or degree, with a specialty in health, community services or social services including Psychology, Education or related disciplines.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE requirements

Completion of the IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM is a MANDATORY condition
for your clinical/practical placement.  THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Download your IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM (pdf)

Questions regarding completion of this form can be submitted to:  Immunizations@sl.on.ca

Note:  Full-time students coverage for vaccines received on or after September 1, can be claimed under the Student Sickness & Accident Insurance Plan.

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

Testimonials

I was able to gain precious experience and make the connections that I needed to in order to start my career as a behaviour therapist… If you are even just remotely interested in working with children or adults with Autism, this program will heighten your interest and produce a passion for this population. The joys that you’ll see working in this field are immeasurable, and I just can’t express that enough. Best decision I’ve made for my life!

Tianna

Program Contact

Meaghen Shaver
mshaver@sl.on.ca

Recruiting Contact

Recruitment Office
Dreamit@sl.on.ca

Additional Information

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

 

Criminal Background Check:
Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.

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