by LISA OLLIGES
One out of every 110 kids has some form of autism. With services now being covered by insurance there is greater demand for people who work with the kids.
So Crowder College is adding two new online classes dealing with autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
It is a way of teaching to breakdown basic skills into baby steps, so students with autism can master them before moving to the next goal.
"The good thing about ABA techniques is that it can be mainstreamed to a typical child," says class instructor Jamie Emery. "The techniques are something that would benefit any classroom teacher or anybody going into social work, psychology, or any of those departments."
Emery says they can also be helpful for parents with a newly diagnosed child.
The class is available this spring at Crowder College.