Megan Weaver Interviewed About Forest’s New Master’s In ABA

Megan Weaver, acting dean of the master’s programs, was interviewed Wednesday, June 30, by KSMU’s Michele Skalicky on Ozarks Public Radio about Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). In the interview, Dean Weaver explains that ABA is the preferred way to treat those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). She also discusses the discrepancy between the number of board certified behavior analysts® and those who need the services. The limited graduate training in Missouri for ABA is one of the many reasons Dean Weaver gives for Forest deciding to offer a Master of Science in ABA in both Springfield and St. Louis. A certificate program will also be offered for those who already have a master’s degree in a related field. Dean Weaver expects the new program to have a significant impact on families dealing with ASDs in Southwest Missouri as it will result in more service providers.
 
Read/listen to the entire interview at KSMU.org.