Why the ABA method?

The ABA method, which stands for Applied Behaviour Analysis, is one of the main programs used to treat autism in children.

The ABA method was born in the United States in 1968, thanks to researchers such as Baer, Wolf and Risley of the University of Kansas who, for the first time, applied to human behaviour the principles identified by Behaviour Analysis to address socially relevant problems in the context of everyday life.

In particular, the ABA method consists of having the child perform specific exercises with a well-defined program that consists of 3 general phases: observation of the child’s behaviour; analysis of the child’s behavioural reactions; implementation of exercises to modify the identified behaviours.

The ABA method has now entered the school as it represents an important social context for the autistic child to participate and integrate. The teacher will act as an intermediary between the child and the classroom to facilitate learning and interaction. Therefore, there is a growing demand for an ABA professional who has at least a background in Behaviour Analysis.

In response to this need, ICOTEA has expanded its training offerings by introducing the Specialisation course: Applied behaviour analysis (ABA) method and Post-Graduate Course In ABA Method For Autism. Both training courses have a duration of one year and 1500 hours.

The Specialisation course: Applied behaviour analysis (ABA) method is aimed at high school graduates and teachers who need qualifications that can be evaluated to update the ranking lists and institute rankings (2nd and 3rd range).


  • For the raking lists, GAE;
  • For school graduation lists II and III category;
  • For mobility and transfers.

Instead, the First-Level One-year PostGraduate Course In ABA Method For Autism is aimed at teachers of schools of all levels, psychologists and graduates in psychology, speech therapists, professional educators, pedagogues, psychiatric rehabilitation technicians, therapists of neuro and psychomotricity of developmental age, as well as graduates in any other disciplinary area.

The One-year Post-graduate course allows to acquire:

  • 50 CME
  • 24 ECTS in the anthropo-psycho-pedagogical disciplines and instructional methodologies and technologies required to enter the 2018 Teacher Competition;
  • 36 ECTS on the disciplines of M-PSI/02 and M-PSI/04;
  • the score for the advancement in the school rankings of first, second, third range and GAE;
  • the score for the rankings of Institute ranking
  • the score for mobility and transfers.
  • 20 PTC for freelance, as public and private employees, registered with Orders/Registers/Association.

Among the advantages for those who enrol to One year Post-graduate/ Specialisation course Applied behaviour analysis (ABA) method:

  • Exams and lessons are delivered in blended mode;
  • Online e-learning platform active 24/h, 7 days a week;
  • Classes activated within 24 hours from the enrolment date;
  • Availability of a tutor who will answer your questions within 24 hours;
  • Qualifications valid in Italy and abroad;
  • Possibility of obtaining, from the Public and Private Administration, the recognition of exemption from service, with permits for the right to study of 150 hours per year, within the limits provided by current regulations.

For more information about these courses, just visit the dedicated pages on our website!





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