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Applied Behavior Analysis session at Pediatrics Plus
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What is autism? What is ABA? Building understanding in Autism Awareness Month

April 11, 2022

April has traditionally been known worldwide as Autism Awareness Month, and is a time to focus on increasing understanding and awareness of people with autism. In 2021, the Autism Society of America changed the designated terminology to Autism Acceptance Month. Regardless of which name you use, I hope you’ll take time this month to become educated on autism and help to create a more inclusive and accepting world for the autism community. Here is some introductory information to get you started.

Hannah Martin
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When a part-time job feeds a passion and prepares for a career

February 17, 2022

Hannah Martin, a senior psychology and business administration/management double major from Conway, Ark., always knew she wanted to serve the special needs community. Becoming a registered behavior technician (RBT) as a part-time job while pursuing her undergraduate degree provided her the opportunity to do just this.

Haylee Cook
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A degree of difference: Haylee Cook among Ouachita's first master's cohort in ABA

January 20, 2022

A couple years out of college, Haylee Cook knew her calling. She just didn’t know what it was called.

Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr
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Dr. Julyse Horr: A scientist-practitioner shaped by faith

November 22, 2021

Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr, Ouachita’s new director of applied behavior analysis, credits her faith with bringing her to where she is today.

Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr
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Ouachita appoints Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr as director of applied behavior analysis program

October 28, 2021

Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr has been named director of the master’s degree program in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at Ouachita Baptist University, effective January 2022.

Graduates honored during the inaugural ABA Hooding Ceremony
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Ouachita honors 30 graduates in inaugural Applied Behavior Analysis Hooding Ceremony

August 17, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University honored 30 graduates during the inaugural Applied Behavioral Analysis Hooding Ceremony on Aug. 7 at Walker Conference Center with Dr. Stan Poole, vice president for academic affairs, presiding. The ceremony recognized the university’s first class of master’s degree recipients since the 1990s by presenting them with their traditional academic regalia.

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Theology of disability and the church

April 12, 2021

Part of Ouachita’s mission is to serve local churches, Arkansas Baptists and churches of Ouachita’s alumni and friends – which includes individuals with special needs. Ouachita’s master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA) aims to do just that. Hear from Meaghan Wall with Stonebriar Community Church's special needs ministry for a biblical perspective of why this is so important.

Applied Behavior Analysis graduate student
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Ouachita's new M.S. progam in applied behavior analysis addresses critical needs

March 12, 2021

Establishing the first full master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA) in Arkansas is a significant milestone for Ouachita as well as for families across the state. The university’s Master of Science degree in ABA officially launched in May and is designed to address a critical shortage of trained Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) throughout the region. Graduates will be equipped to provide therapy options to treat such issues as autism, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Tiger For Life Podcast
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Introducing the Tiger For Life Podcast: Monica Leagans Hardin ('98), Circling back to campus for Ouachita Graduate and Professional Studies

April 27, 2020

On this very first episode of Ouachita's Tiger For Life Podcast, which was actually just recorded to practice recording and editing, we hear from alumna Monica Leagans Hardin (’98), Ouachita's Associate Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies. Monica shares how her family is surviving quarantine, about the new master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, how her husband Tad proposed to her in a practice room in Mabee and how the Kappas transformed Tiger Tunes costuming by introducing groups of costumes in different colors.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Janeeshia Dashaiye Harvell

March 02, 2020

Janeeshia Dashaiye Harvell stepped up to the red carpet donned in an Arkadelphia Badger blue cap and gown and her neck weighed down with honor cords and stoles.

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