Practicum in Psychology
The Autism Practicum, offered in collaboration with Autism Charlotte (http://www.autismcharlotte.org/) is available this coming semester. This is a great opportunity for students with interests in psychology, education, pediatrics, and other child-related specialties. More specifically, the class focuses on Applied Behavior Analysis as it relates to those on the autism spectrum.
Students who have completed this practicum in the past have found it meaningful in terms of refining career interests, personal growth, hands-on work with children, and getting to know a family and a child with autism at a deep level. After being matched with a child/family, each student works with his/her child 8-10 hours per week. Professor O'Leary meets with all practicum students as a group for a 50-minute class on a weekly basis.
In the event that interested students do not have access to transportation, placement at the Community School of Davidson (15 minute walk or short bike ride from campus) may be possible.
Instructor permission required.