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Autism Spectrum Intervention Specialist

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability characterized by impairments in communication and social interaction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in 88 children were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as of 2008.

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with an ASD in American schools. The Autism Spectrum Intervention Specialist Certificate (ASISC) program is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the theoretical conceptualizations of ASD, and the skills needed to develop and implement evidence-based lifespan intervention programs, collaborate successfully as a member of intervention teams, support individuals with ASD being served within general and special education contexts, and effectively address the needs of families. The ASISC program provides participants with an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes didactic and applied learning experiences under the direction of recognized scholars in ASD.

The ASISC Program is currently accepting students for our fall cohort. Applicants must have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in Special Education, Speech-Pathology and Audiology, Psychology, or another health and human services related field, and work closely with individuals with ASD and their families. ASISC coursework can be completed online or in a combination of online and traditional classroom formats. This is a joint program offering, developed and administered by Special Education and Speech Pathology.

Coursework Requirements:
  • SPED 53030 Applied Behavior Analysis I
  • SPED 63954 Practical Applications: Five to Eight or
  • SPSY 6/77973 Consultation in the Helping Profession
  • SPA 6/74500 Language Science
  • SPED 6/73959 Medical Aspects of Lifespan Development or
  • SPED 6/73030 Pharmacological Interventions in SPED
  • SPA 64309/SPED 64309 ASD: Theory and Diagnosis
  • SPA 64310/SPED 64310 ASD: Lifespan Interventions
  • Capstone Course (Please see ASISC Plan of Study for available options)

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Please contact Dr. Sloane Burgess ( sburges8@kent.edu) for more information. 

330-672-0610 (phone)

330-672-2512 (fax)

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