Nicholls Education to Launch Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic

THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls College of Education plans for a summer clinic to provide behavior therapy to children, while also giving its graduate students an opportunity to engage with the community.


The Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic will start off small, offering part-time services to a few children, with plans to run full-time by the fall semester. The clinic will provide one-on-one behavior therapy for children with developmental disabilities and work closely with their parents and family members to help carry over treatment strategies outside the clinic.

“Overall, we would like the ABA clinic to provide quality experiential learning for our Nicholls students, while also expanding our relationships to other members of the greater community,” said Dr. Laura Darcy, clinical director and Nicholls assistant professor of teacher education.

Nicholls offers a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a High Incidence Disabilities Concentration with an ABA option. The program aims to prepare educators to implement intervention strategies to reach students with learning challenges. The ABA option prepares students to become licensed behavior analysts in Louisiana as well as achieve national certification.

“These services are in high demand, and there is a great need for quality providers in Southeast Louisiana,” Dr. Darcy said. “Becoming licensed as a behavior analyst opens many doors for our candidates in regards to their careers, which may take them from public schools to clinical and home therapy settings.”

To learn more about the clinic or if interested in enrolling your child, contact Darcy at 985-448-4321 or


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