Students for Higher:
Rising Up for Autism

Become a Behavior Therapist

two college studentsChildren with Autism are unique and have specific learning needs. As a Behavior Therapist, you’ll be trained to administer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapies. Using a program developed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), you’ll help the child enhance his or her academic development, communications skills and social interactions. You’ll record the child’s progress, help him reach his goals and reward his accomplishments.

Is this job right for me?

Of course, the job is hard, and it’s not for everyone. You’ll have good days and bad days. But the rewards outweigh the challenges. Our Behavior Therapists love seeing their clients grow and learn and being part of the family.

No matter your career path, you’ll learn valuable skills that you’ll carry throughout your life and career. And if you decide to pursue a career in Human Services, the experience will launch a bright future. 

Do you have these qualities?

  • Passion: Your mission is to help others, to make a positive impact and change the life of a child. 
  • Patience: You don’t get frustrated when something doesn’t go as planned. Children will sometimes show their frustration and you know how to keep your cool, encourage the child and help him learn the skills he needs to succeed in life.
  • Community-minded: You believe that giving to your community is essential to its overall health, economy and quality of life. 
  • Dependable: You do what you say you’re going to do. You take your responsibilities seriously and strive to do your best.

If you are interested in becoming a Behavior Therapist, contact Maura Looney at HMEA:

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