Working with Families of Individuals with Autism - U

Working with Families of Individuals with Autism - U 

This course will provide strategies for effectively communicating with families who have children receiving ABA therapy. Strategies for parent training will also be addressed. This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT®) Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-0-VB3-V2U
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Learning Objectives:
Use strategies for effective communication with families and clients
Use strategies for training families to use ABA with their children
Use strategies to address common concerns and empower families

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: ABA Services from the Family’s Perspective

Changes for the Better?

The Reality of the Logistics

Relationships with Families

Strategies of the Professional Relationship



Section 3: Effective Communication

Allison’s Relief

The Role of the RBT in Communicating with Families

Using Clear Language

Active Listening

Written Communication

Communication via Data

Incident Reports



Section 4: Training Families

Moving Progress Forward

Behavioral Skills Training

Providing Instructions


Role Play




Section 5: Common Issues

The Struggle of Being a Parent

Common Questions Parents Ask

Empowering Parents



Section 6: Conclusion


Course Contributor



Exam and BrainSparks

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.
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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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