This course provides training on research-based teaching strategies. Advanced Training also meets the 40-hour requirement for the RBT * credential.

  • The RBT Training and Credential

    To understand the credentials offered by the BACB; what the RBT credential is and the requirements for obtaining the RBT credential.

  • Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

    To describe the components of ABA, the 7 dimensions of ABA, the core features of ABA, and to dispel myths about ABA.

  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

    To describe the common characteristics of ASD, facts about ASD, how ASD is diagnosed, and some well-known ABA interventions for ASD.

  • Relationship Building

    To understand the importance of client relationships, how to establish yourself as a reinforcer, how to effectively communicate with clients, and how to evaluate your ability to have positive relationships.

  • Reinforcement

    To understand and properly implement various types of contingent reinforcement.

  • Shaping

    To describe shaping and key features and to implement shaping procedures.

  • Prompting

    To understand and implement different types of prompting and prompt fading.

  • Discrete Trial Teaching

    To understand and implement the components and steps of DTT and to properly implement DTT procedures.

  • Incidental Teaching

    To understand the components and implement naturalistic teaching procedures.

  • Motivating Operations

    To identify motivating operations and the 4-term contingency and to implement motivating operations for skill acquisition and reducing problem behaviors.

  • Behavior Chains and Chaining Procedures

    To identify and implement behavior chaining procedures including how to use a task analysis, forward and backward chaining, and graduated guidance.

  • Choosing Reinforcers: Preference Assessments

    To understand how to know if something is reinforcing and how to implement a reinforcer.

  • Stimulus Control and Prompt Fading

    To understand stimulus control and how to implement fading procedures for stimulus prompts.

  • Data Collection

    To understand and demonstrate how to collect the various types of data collection.

  • Graphs and What They Tell Us

    To understand and demonstrate how to enter data and create common ABA graphs.

  • Skill Acquisition Programs

    To understand and implement skill acquisition programs including following a written plan, preparing for sessions, conducting sessions, and evaluating successful implementation.

  • Verbal Behavior

    To understand the basic principles of Verbal Behavior (VB) including the history of B.F. Skinner's theory of language learning, how ABCs apply to VB, the 7 categories of VB (mands, tacts, echoics, intraverbals, textual, and transcription), and specific teaching strategies for implementing VB.

  • Describing Behavior

    To understand and demonstrate how to objectively observe and describe behavior.

  • Function & Assessment of Problem Behavior

    To understand the components and assist with the implementation of a Functional Assessment and Behavior Reduction Plan.

  • Common Interventions for Problem Behavior

    To understand and implement various interventions for reducing behavior problems.

  • Generalization & Maintenance Part 1

    To understand generalization and the various types of generalization; to understand and demonstrate how to incorporate generalization into treatment plans.

  • Generalization & Maintenance Part 2

    To identify potential issues that may arise with generalization; to understand and demonstrate how to assess generalization; to understand and implement maintenance procedures; and to understand and demonstrate how to plan for generalization.

  • Assessments and the Role of the RBT

    To understand the role of the RBT in the assessment process and to demonstrate how to assist with assessments.

  • Discrimination Training

    To understand and demonstrate how to make discriminations, discrimination training steps, and evaluate the effectiveness of discrimination training.

  • Ethical and Professional Behaviors – Part 1

    To understand guidelines for supervision, how to accept and maximize supervisor feedback, the BACB code of ethics, and professional conduct.

  • Ethical and Professional Behaviors – Part 2

    To understand ethical issues with documentation and reporting, and to understand the role of the RBT in the profession of behavior analysis.

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