applied behavior analysis autism

This course includes 20 hours of introduction to applied behavior analysis autism. Instruction is provided in-person by Board Certified Behavior Analysts with over 15 years of clinical and training experience.

The focus of this instruction will be on why problem behaviors emerge and how to respond effectively; tools and strategies to prevent problem behaviors; teaching techniques that promote the acquisition of adaptive skills with both individuals and groups; the importance of evidence-based interventions and measurements; and the importance of reinforcement schedules and how to use reinforcements properly. A small class instructor to participant ratio will allow participants to receive individualized attention and ongoing feedback.

This course is ideal for individuals working as Behavior Assistants needing to fulfills APD’s training requirements, as well as direct support professionals, teachers, therapists, or parents and relatives seeking additional information and
training.

This course is advanced training that consists of 20 hours of in-person skills instruction provided by Board Certified
Behavior Analysts with over 15 years of clinical and training experience. Twenty (20) hours of an Intro to Applied
Behavior Analysis is a prerequite to take this course.

The focus of the instruction will be on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List published by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Instruction topics include measurement, assessment, skill acquisition, behavior reduction, documentation and reporting, and professional conduct, ethics, and scope of practice.

Training will be in-person, highly interactive and experiential, and held in a casual and relaxed setting. Participants will not only learn terminology, concepts, and methods, but will be continuously engaged in role-playing scenarios to work towards application and skill competency. A small class instructor-to-participant ratio will allow participants to receive individualized attention and ongoing feedback. Participants will also receive practice examinations.

This course will prepare participants to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Registered rbt experience hours exam but will not guarantee a successful passing of the exam. It will also include a mock competency assessment. Formal competency assessments required to obtain the RBT certification can only be conducted by the participant’s supervising behavior analyst and is not included as a part of this course.

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