As an intern, I was given the opportunity to become a behavioral technician and work one-on-one with a preschooler with autism under a board certified behavioral analysis (BCBA). I learned how to provide applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapies and learned how to run programs. Each child has their own set of programs such as communication and social engagement to prepare them for school. Many of the children are non-verbal and I was help them learn ASL as well as how to use their AAC device. I also learned how to graph data and write parent and session notes after each session, as well as talk to parents about the child's day. This internship allowed me to have hands-on experience in a clinical setting working with clinicians while working with children directly.
Caron, Olivia, "Behavioral Technician at Cortica Working With Children With Autism" (2023). All Internship Reflections. 2448.
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