VA ABA Consortium Courses

BACB Lynchburg College Approved Course Sequence

SPED 654: Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles, Procedures, and Philosophy (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Lynchburg College Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program course sequence.

Focuses on basic principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis; identification of factors that contribute to behavioral problems and improved performance; and procedures that can be used to minimize behavioral problems, improve performance, teach new behaviors, and increase probability of behaviors occurring under appropriate circumstances.

SPED 655: Applied Behavior Analysis: Empirical Bases (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPED 654 or permission of instructor.

Focuses on basic content of applied behavior analysis. Teaches how to implement behavioral procedures and develop behavioral programs for clients with fundamental behavioral needs.

SPED 656: Applied Behavior Analysis: Assessments and Interventions (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPED 654 or permission of instructor.

Further expands on basic content of applied behavior analysis and teaches how to implement behavioral procedures and develop behavioral programs for clients with fundamental behavioral needs.

SPED 657: Applied Behavior Analysis: Applications (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPED 654 or permission of instructor.

Expands capability to deal with more complex behavioral situations, enabling ability to relate to more sophisticated professional issues and environments.

SPED 658: Applied Behavior Analysis: Verbal Behavior (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of SPED 654 or permission of instructor.

The course further expands capability to deal with more complex behavioral situations and enables students to relate to more sophisticated professional issues and environments.

SPED 659: Ethics and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPED 654 or permission of instructor.

Provides a basis in Virginia Behavior Analyst Licensure law, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Guidelines for Responsible Conduct and Disciplinary Standards, and professional conduct consistent with the practice of applied behavior analysis.

SPED 690: Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the approved ABA program sequence courses.
Can be taken multiple times.

Supervised practicum experiences that apply ABA coursework to the instruction of children and youth and their families in school and community settings. This course is not required for completion of the VA ABA Consortium course program sequence. Supervised practicum experiences are required to sit for the BCBA examination.