NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Psychology College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 2 years, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1ABA1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE: Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme. Please see page 285 for further information. CLOSING DATE: 31 March 2021

Applied Behaviour Analysis

Your Course This Master of Science (MSc) programme is designed to meet your needs as a practitioner to improve socially significant behaviours in individuals with developmental disabilities through behavioural assessment and application of evidence-based interventions. Students will gain skills to work as practitioners in the areas of education, rehabilitation and behaviour support. The principles and strategies of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) can be applied to a range of human behaviour, including social skills, academic and adaptive skills, as well as to support individuals with challenging behaviour. In addition, the programme aims to provide students with training and supervision to conduct applied research with clinical populations. ABA is comprised of evidence-based practices, which are often recommended as the best approach for working with people with intellectual disabilities or pervasive developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder. Career Opportunities Past students have been employed nationally and internationally across a variety of education and behaviour support services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition, students support individuals within mental health services, residential and community living environments, and acquired brain injury rehabilitation services. The programme will prepare you for a career in clinical and educational settings, and will also provide you with a foundation for further postgraduate study (e.g., clinical or educational psychology) and research at PhD level. Minimum Entry Requirements Applications are invited from candidates who hold a Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent). Evidence of relevant experience and motivation will be taken into account in offering places on the course. FIND OUT MORE AT: and-celtic-studies/psychology/postgraduate-programmes/ masters/applied-behaviour-analysis/

CONTACT Dr. Helena Lydon T: +353 91 494 457 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. The MSc in ABA offers a Verified Course Sequence which is approved by Applied Behaviour Analysis International (ABAI), eligibility requirements allowing graduates to work as practitioners in organisations or as independent contractors abroad and in Ireland. 2. The programme follows the scientist practitioner model, providing students with integrated training in ABA’s academic, practical and research aspects. 3. Students are provided with opportunities to undertake clinical training in ABA across a variety of course-affiliated placements, which are under the supervision of Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA).

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