Toni Jennings Exceptional Education Institute (TJEEI) is dedicated to preparing and retaining exceptional student education teachers and related professional educators who serve children and adults with special needs. In collaboration with Central Florida partners, TJEEI provides families of children with disabilities, UCF faculty and students, and educators access to current information, resources and opportunities. Through teaching and research clinics, UCF faculty and students associated with the institute offer services to students with disabilities and their families focused on assessment, behavior, reading, mathematics and community counseling.

What’s Happening

UCF Hosts Martial Arts Camp for Children with Autism

UCF researchers developed a study to determine whether or not large amounts of physical contact could help children with autism overcome resentment of physical contact.

Source: WFTV

Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic

The TJEEI clinical program is designed to combine support for children, student learning and research. We typically serve children from 0-7 years old presenting with deficits in communications skills. Our targeted practice consists of Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior Training. All services are supervised and monitored by Board Certified Behavior Analysts and the overall operations supervised by several Board Certified Behavior Analysts – Doctoral level.

We offer affordable services for $10 an hour for ten sessions. Contact us for additional information. Learn more about our clinic.

New Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

An applied behavior analysis graduate certificate, a Verified Course Sequence, is now available at UCF. Stand out as an educator with highly-specialized credentials, or work toward becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. This new program is designed to provide specialized coursework for students in education, psychology, communication disorders and related fields. The program meets coursework requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® Fourth Edition Task List. We are now accepting applications for admission. Contact Dr. Kelly D. Schaffer or Dr. Eleazar Vasquez for additional information.

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