Session Delivery - U

Session Delivery - U 

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. 


Hours: 1.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-VB5-V2U
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Learning Objectives:
Identify the effective work behaviors exhibited by those who provide ABA intervention
Describe the tasks necessary for effective ABA intervention sessions
Describe how to implement tasks associated with different ABA intervention session types

Session Delivery

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Effective Work Habits of Behavior Interventionists

Ready to Work?

Characteristics of Effective Interventionists

Habits that Increase Effectiveness

Business Habits

Interactions with Individuals Receiving Services

Administrative Habits



Section 3: The Discrete Trial Session

One Step at a Time

Importance of Discrete Trials

Session Preparation

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

Reinforcer Assessment

Preparing the Environment

Preparing the Interventionists


Data collection

Implementing Naturalistic Teaching in Other Environments

Evaluating the Success of the Session

Interventions in Groups



Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributor


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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