The field-based experience course requires that you practice ABA at a site during the semester in which you registered for either the SPCE 638 or SPCE 683 course. You may select your own site and supervisor for this course. Examples of site locations can be ABA clinics or centers, home-based programs, schools, or hospitals. You need to be working with at least two clients throughout the experience and log in a minimum of five hours weekly at that site throughout the entire semester. If you take SPCE 683 (field-based experience in autism), you must work with two clients with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. You may potentially use your current employment position for this course as long as it meets the minimum requirements.
It is important to note that this is separate from the fieldwork supervision hours required for the BCBA exam. Hours completed during the semester in which you registered for the field-based experience may potentially be used toward both the course and the BACB fieldwork hours, as long as the requirements for both are met.
Students must complete an approval form listing the details of their field-based experience site and their supervisor before registering for the course.