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Online Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies and Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Explore applied behavior analysis principles and how they can be used in an educational environment to teach various skills and support student behavior. Examine such strategies as positive reinforcement, teaching of functional-equivalent replacement behaviors, shaping, prompting, errorless learning, discrete trial teaching, as well as other naturalistic behavioral strategies. Apply the concepts and principles you learn in class through case studies and other interactive activities.

This course meets the qualifications for 30 hours of continuing education for MFTs, LPCCs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UC Davis Extension provider number PCE577. 

This is not a self-paced course.  Students will progress through the course together.  Lessons will be posted one week at a time.  The previous week's lesson will remain available for the duration of the course.  Students who enroll after the start date of the course will have to contact the instructor regarding missed lessons. 


Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders. May be taken concurrently.


Amber Fitzgerald, M.A., has worked with individuals from birth to adulthood with a variety of special needs, including autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbance, behavioral challenges and moderate to severe disabilities, for 11 years. She has worked directly with students with autism and other behavioral/developmental challenges in both the public and nonpublic school systems as an in-home behavior technician, special educator, district behavior specialist and program specialist for students with ASD. Fitzgerald is a board-certified behavior analyst. 

Online Schedule

Jun 28 to Sep 07

Section Notes

Class begins on June 28 and ends September 7, 2019. Access to your course will be available starting June 28, 2019. 


Fee $675.00

Special Discounts

Group Discount: Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.
Capitol Corridor Rider: Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.
CAAA Member Discount: Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee.  If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Course Materials


The Pyramid Approach to Education (A Guide to Functional ABA), 2nd ed., by Andy Bondy, ISBN 9781928598206
Please order at least two weeks in advance through the publisher website at


3 units academic credit

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