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Global ABA Practitioner Kickstart Program

LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced

What's between a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Credential and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Technician (BCaBA) Certification? Nothing! 

Special Learning's Global ABA Practitioner Kickstart Program is designed to bridge that gap. There is a significant education and competency gap between an RBT and BCaBA. A Behavior Technician or RBT who's excelling in their job should have an opportunity to be formally recognized for their advanced training and knowledge.

Our Global ABA Practitioner Kickstart Program is designed to provide advanced education and enhanced competency to professionals motivated to push their knowledge of ABA beyond the basics to acquire advanced knowledge and enhanced competency as an RBT or other professional in the field of behavior analysis.

The Program provide individuals who provide ABA intervention / instruction to people with autism and other special needs with a comprehenisve understanding of how to develop and maintain quality ABA programs, how to practice ethically, and how to provide quality supervision. 

This course delivers training incorporating a combination of videos, situation-based scenarios, and real life examples to deepen a student's knowledge of ABA and how to apply that knowledge in a treatment setting.

Students will learn the mechanics of developing a treatment/intervention plan (curriculum), from intake to generalization and maintenance. The course will utilize real life materials, tools, software and other resources used by teachers and clinicians in the field to ensure continuity of knowledge and a better transition from theory to practice.

The course will begin by reviewing basic ABA principles and strategies to ensure that students possess the foundational knowledge required to move forward in the course. The course will progress over a period of 12 sessions, during which additional training and education will be provided while a mock intervention program is developed and implemented. A final project will conclude the course and provide a benchmark for the knowledge gained.

Course Objectives:

  • To learn about ABA beyond the basic material.
  • To understand methods of teaching supported by research in Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • To be able to complete an intake of a new client, including conducting educational assessments to determine baseline levels.
  • To be able to assess and address behavioral issues.
  • To understand the role and importance of identifying functions of behaviors when treating problem behaviour.  
  • To understand how to write goals and objectives in observable and measurable terms.
  • To create individualized learning plans based on assessments and functional needs of students.

Course Modules:

  • Review of Ethics and Changes in (BACB) Professional and Compliance Code 
  • Ethics and Supervision in the Field of ABA
  • Overview of ABA and Treatment Plans
  • Conducting an Intake
  • Conducting Skills Assessment
  • Creating Treatment plans and Lesson Plans
  • Implementing Treatment plans and Lesson Plans
  • Visual Supports and Prompting
  • Data Collection Procedures
  • Graphing and Interpreting Data
  • Creating and Implementing Behavior Plans
  • Technology in ABA

Course Structure: 

  • After each session, participants will be required to complete a related homework assignment, due no later than one week after the session. 
  • At the end of the training program, you are required to complete a comprehensive final project to demonstrate your ability to build an ABA program.
  • You will have three weeks to complete and submit the final projects, as well as any missing homework assignments in order to earn their Certificate of Course Completion.
  • The final project covers all topics addressed in each learning module.
  • The final projects are graded based on the standard 80-100% mastery criteria.  Projects will be graded by Special Learning BCBA’s and results and feedback will be sent to students approximately one week after submission. 
  • In the event of failure to pass the final project, the student is allowed to redo the project multiple times until he or she demonstrates mastery, within a deadline of one month from original submission. 
  • Successful completion of the course is a mandatory requirement for students to obtain their proof of completion.

CEU Eligibility:

  • Eligible for 10 BACB Type II CEUs
  • Eligible for 2 BACB Ethics CEUs
  • Eligible for 2 BACB Supervision CEUs

This course is NOT designed to teach students how to replace the role of an experienced BCBA. We STRONGLY recommend that every ABA program be created by, or in conjunction with, experienced, qualified BCBAs.

For cancellations and refunds, please see our policy HERE.

Price:  $499.00