Mastering the technical aspects of providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) interventions is critical to your success as a behavior technician. Your job as a behavior technician also requires you to know how to prepare and deliver an effective intervention session. This course addresses the practical skills that you need to prepare for and provide an effective ABA session. This training program is based on the RBT Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. This program is offered independent of the BACB.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Effective Work Habits of Behavior Interventionists
Ready to Work?
Characteristics of Effective Interventionists
Habits that Increase Effectiveness
Interactions with Individuals Receiving Services
Section 3: The Discrete Trial Session
One Step at a Time
Importance of Discrete Trials
Pairing Yourself as a Reinforcer
Conducting a Discrete Trial Session
Concluding the Session
Providing Discrete Trials in the Home
Center-Based Discrete Trial Sessions
Discrete Trials at School and Daycare
When a Discrete Trial Session Derails
Section 4: The Naturalistic Intervention Session
Up to the Challenge
Naturalistic Intervention Strategies
Preparing for a Naturalistic Intervention Session
Preparing the Environment
Preparing the Interventionists
Implementing Naturalistic Teaching in Other Environments
Evaluating the Success of the Session
Interventions in Groups
Section 5: Conclusion
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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