Research and Practicum Experiences
Students in the Applied Behavior Analysis track are typically full-time employees at one of the
following practicum placements.
The Kennedy Krieger Institute
Since 1999, we have had a collaborative relationship with the Department of Behavioral
Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Our students have had practicum experiences in
one of three programs in the Department of Behavioral Psychology: (a) Neurobehavioral Unit-
Inpatient, (b) Pediatric Feeding Disorders-Inpatient, and (c) Neurobehavioral Unit-Outpatient.
Students who work in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute
receive extensive training in the assessment and treatment of problem behavior (e.g., aggression,
food refusal), as well as caregiver training. For more information about employment at the
Kennedy Krieger Institute, please contact the Director and he can direct you to a point of contact
at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
The Shafer Center
The Shafer Center is a school that serves learners with autism spectrum disorder. Students who
work at the Shafer Center receive extensive training on methods to assess and teach pre-
academic and academic skills, as well as strategies to manage classroom behavior.