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. 

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Course Materials

The Pyramid Approach to Education (A Guide to Functional ABA), 2nd ed.

Please order at least two weeks in advance through the publisher website at

Section Notes

Class begins on June 26, 2020 and ends September 6, 2020. Access to your course will be available starting June 26, 2020.

Enrollment Policies

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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders. May be taken concurrently.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements.


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.

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.

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.