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Practical Skills in Applied Behaviour Analysis Course

This course is designed to provide attendees with practical knowledge and skills for implementing basic behaviour analytic strategies in school and home settings. Attendees are taught by Board Certified Behaviour Analysts and will learn strategies for helping children acquire important communication, social and academic skills, how to determine some reasons why challenging behaviours occur, and how to replace problem behaviours with more appropriate skills. They also will learn about important ethical considerations when implementing behaviour analytic strategies.

The course is appropriate for all levels of professionals who work in schools, including teachers, learning support assistants, speech therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, and head teachers. Anyone who works with children with skill deficits and challenging behaviour would benefit from attending this course.

This course meets the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB) curriculum requirements for the Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) training. To become an RBT, you also will need to complete a competency-based assessment at the end of the course. This assessment is mandatory if you would like to become an RBT, but optional if you do not. Becoming an RBT also requires passing the BACB’s RBT exam, which is administered by the BACB and is separate to the competency assessment. Once qualified, RBTs must be supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) twice monthly to maintain the qualification. Further information on the RBT credential can be found by visiting the BACB's website with information about the RBT credential.

The next course is due to start in the spring of 2023. If you are interested in being notified when we confirm course details, please e-mail Clinic Administrator Lisa Barrett, [email protected]