Assessment for Program Building for Individuals with Autism

Assessment for Program Building for Individuals with Autism 

The course will provide newly credentialed Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) with information about the assessment process as it relates to building an intensive intervention program for children and adolescents with autism. Specific commercially produced assessments will be reviewed for their utility in providing information needed to address specific aspects of program building.  


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


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

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-APBIA
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe each component of intensive intervention building based on applied behavior analysis
Discriminate among various assessment techniques and tools for their utility for assessing specific needs of leaners
Describe how various commercially produced assessment tools can be used to assess specific needs of learners
Increase skills for working with family members around observation, collaboration, and the assessment process

Assessment for Program Building for Individuals with Autism

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: ABA Program Building Cycle

Analysis, Time and Care


Preference Assessment

Functional Behavior Assessment

Assessment for Skill Acquisition Programs

Establishing Long and Short Term Goals

Staff and Parent Collaboration and Training

Evaluating Progress and Updating Plans

A Final Word about the Process



Section 3: Assessment Tools

Non-Autism Specific Tools

Tips on Administering Assessment Tools

Adaptive Behavior Tools

Language Assessment Tools

Social skills



Section 4: Autism Specific Assessment Tools

Feeding Intervention Efforts

Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLL-R®)

Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS®)

Verbal Behavioral Milestones and Placement Program (2nd ed.) (VB-MAPP)

PEAK Relational Training

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

Web Based ABA Assessments and Curricula



Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributors



Instructor: 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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