Cultural Competence In ABA

Cultural Competence In ABA 

Applied behavior analytic research has lagged behind other healthcare professions in the study of the impact of culture on effective service delivery. Many behavior analysts in practice today have not received much information in their preservice training on cultural diversity and applied behavior analysis. Furthermore, there is little research regarding the impact of culture, race, and power on the clinician. This course will present an overview of issues surrounding cultural diversity and how clinicians can address various issues that could arise during applied behavioral analysis, or ABA, service delivery.

The goal of this course is to provide behavior analysis professionals in clinical practice with information about cultural diversity and racial biases and dynamics, as it relates to the provision of services. 


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet Ethics CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-CCABA
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe the importance of cultural competence in the provision of ABA services.
Summarize ABA research and literature related to cultural competence and ABA services providers.
Describe how to address cultural factors that impact the provision of ABA services.


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Importance of Cultural Competence

How Can I Understand?

A Starting Place

Is Competence Enough?



Section 3: Research on Cultural Competence and ABA

Searching for Guidance

Research on Training Clinicians

Research on Service Delivery



Section 4: Cultural Factors and ABA Service Delivery

Understanding and Trust

Cultural Humility

The 5Rs of Cultural Humility



Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributors




Instructor: Tameika Meadows, M.Ed., BCBA
Tameika Meadows, M.Ed., Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, resides in the Atlanta, Georgia area and has over 15 years’ experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis treatment to children and adolescents with Autism and related Developmental Disabilities, across home, school, and clinic treatment settings. Ms. Meadows obtained her graduate degree in School Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2008, and she currently specializes in early intervention services, Functional Communication Training, as well as intensive parent training/family support. Ms. Meadows is the creator of the blog & resource website, which is accessed daily by thousands of people all over the world. Through her website, Ms. Meadows provides simple and practical information, strategies, and tips, designed for ASD children, but also helpful for any child with behavioral or learning challenges. Ms. Meadows has also authored multiple Applied Behavior Analysis books and manuals, such as: “101 Ways to do ABA”, a resource guide for parents and therapists; “From A to Z: Teaching Skills to Children with Autism”, a resource guide for educators; and “A Manual: Creating an Autism Intervention Program”, a resource guide for practice owners. Disclosure: Tameika Meadows, M.Ed., BCBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Behavioral Analyst; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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