Hannah Richards graduated from the MSc Behaviour Analysis and Therapy and is now completing the PgCert Behaviour Analysis Supervised Practice. The University’s Behaviour Analysis Clinic is one of her placements on the course.
“I love working here. You develop such a strong bond with the children, and you can see what you are doing paying off.
As a Case Manager, I design and run a range of programmes such as skill acquisition and challenging behaviour reduction with children under six. I monitor and assess their progress by collecting quantitative data on a weekly basis.
The clinical experience is very rewarding, both personally and academically. Getting to carry out the work in a clinical capacity helps me understand theoretical concepts more easily. It is wonderful to see your work having a positive impact on the lives of others. It gives you extra motivation to complete assignments.
I was introduced to Applied Behaviour Analysis as part of my undergraduate degree here. I had always wanted to work with children and young people, and especially those from disadvantaged background with complex needs.
Applied Behaviour Analysis is based on scientific principle and can make a meaningful difference to people’s lives, and this appealed to me.
I chose to come here because the University of South Wales was the only place I could study the MSc alongside the PgCert Supervised Practice. The PgCert gives you the supervised practice requirements to apply for certification as a BCBA.
The Behaviour Analysis Clinic is one of many placements open to you on the course. I have completed a number of placements in different settings, including a school, which have given me great insight and experience.
I have recently been employed as a family support practitioner. I believe that the experiences I have gained from my studies here are what got me the job."