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Online Registered Behaviour Technician Training Course

The Geneva Centre for Autism Online Registered Behaviour Technician Training Course meets the criteria set by the Behaviour Analysts Certification Board (BACB), for the 40-hour RBT training. Geneva Centre for Autism has made a special point of presenting the information in a way that is practical and relevant for educators and others who are supporting students in an educational setting.

The objective of this course is to provide training on a set of competencies and skills based on the RBT Task List.

  1. The RBT Task List, provides an evidence-based set of internationally recognized standards of best practice for achieving behaviour in change in students with ASD and other diverse learning needs.
  2. You will learn the same terminology, theory and practices used by consulting behaviour analysts, allowing for improved communication and collaboration amongst team members.
  3. The skills you develop will allow you to also support students with other learning differences.
  4. If you wish to pursue the RBT credential, this course meets the first required component of the process. Once you have successfully completed this course, you will be eligible to continue the credentialing process. To learn more about the full RBT credentialing process, and the other BACB credentials, please visit http://bacb.com.

So, whether you choose to pursue the RBT credential or not, there are many great reasons for you to be taking this course.

This online course will be offered year-round, and you can enroll anytime.

What is the RBT® Credential?

The Registered Behaviour TechnicianTM (RBT®) credential has been established and is regulated by the Behaviour Analysis Certification Board® (BACB®) as a way of standardizing the minimum set of skills and competencies required to safely and effectively implement applied behaviour analysis (ABA).

The RBT is a paraprofessional who is responsible for the direct implementation of ABA programs, but does not design intervention or assessment plans. The RBT must maintain ongoing supervision of a BCBA, or BCaBA, and it is the responsibility of the RBT supervisor to determine which tasks an RBT may perform as a function of their training, experience, and competence. The BCBA or BCaBa supervising the RBT is responsible for the work performed by the RBT on the cases they are overseeing.

How do I become an RBT®?

The BACB has outline a multi-step process which requires a series of criteria to be met.

Completing Geneva Centre’s RBT training course is only one step in the process to becoming an RBT.

Below is a summary of the full process. Please visit https://www.bacb.com/rbt/rbt-requirements/ to see the full requirements as stated by the BACB.

RBT Process

NOTE: It is the participant’s responsibility to understand and adhere to the RBT requirements established by the BACB. Although the RBT course is an eligible 40-hour training course, Geneva Centre for Autism operates independently from the BACB, and has no other involvement in the RBT credentialing process.

Once you are enrolled in the course, you will have access to your account for 120 days. To attain your certificate you MUST complete all course requirements within this time.

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Cost: $500.00CAD
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TOPIC OUTLINE

Module 1 – Understanding the BCBA, BCaBA, and RBT Credentials

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between the BCBA, BCaBA and RBT Credentials
  • Identify tasks that are appropriate to the RBT role

Module 2 – Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence rate of ASD
  • Describe the diagnostic criteria of ASD
  • Consider neurological differences in ASD

Module 3 – Cognitive Processing in ASD

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe Executive Function
  • Identify different learning styles
  • Structure the learning environment
  • Implement teaching strategies and supports

Module 4 – What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Briefly describe the history of behavior analysis
  • Define Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Define the 7 dimensions of ABA

Module 5 – What is Behaviour?

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Operationally define a behaviour to change
  • Apply ethical and practical considerations for selecting target behaviours
  • Identify measurable dimensions of behavior

Module 6 – Functions of Behaviour

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the ABCs of behaviour
  • Identify and describe common functions of behaviour
  • Describe functional assessments including indirect, descriptive and experimental
  • Assist in the functional assessment procedures

Module 7 – Skill/Curriculum Assessment

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a process for assessing skills
  • Describe the curriculum planning process
  • Assist with implementing individualized assessment procedures

Module 8 – Preparing for Skill Acquisition

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the essential components of a written skill acquisition plan
  • Prepare for the session as required by the skill acquisition plan
  • Understand how preference assessments are conducted

Module 9 – Prompting

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what a prompt is and why it’s important
  • Identify where prompts can come from
  • Identify the types of prompts
  • Implement prompt and prompt fading procedures

Module 10 – Reinforcement

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Determine a system for reinforcement
  • Implement contingencies of reinforcement
  • Implement differing types of reinforcement schedules

Module 11 – Teaching Procedure

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of discrete-trial teaching
  • Describe the components of naturalistic teaching procedures
  • Develop a task analysis
  • Describe the various types of chaining procedures

Module 12 – Data Collection

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare for data collection
  • Implement continuous measurement procedures (e.g., frequency, duration)
  • Implement discontinuous measurement procedures (e.g., partial & whole interval, momentary time sampling)

Module 13 – Behaviour Reduction

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Define antecedent strategies
  • Implement appropriate antecedent strategies based on the function of behavior
  • Identify appropriate replacement behaviours
  • Implement differential reinforcement and extinction procedures
  • Describe the use of these techniques as applied to case examples

Module 14 – Supporting Daily Transitions

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between micro- and macro transitions
  • Learn about ASD-specific challenges with transitions
  • Explore a variety of support strategies

Module 15 – Implementing Crisis/Emergency Procedures

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • State the importance of having a crisis/emergency plan
  • Describe the four steps to managing a crisis/emergency
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of those involved
  • Identify and document necessary information about the event

Module 16 – Generalization

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of programming for generalization & maintenance
  • Describe types of generalization & maintenance
  • Describe strategies used for generalization & maintenance
  • Identify a process to implement generalization strategies

Module 17 – Effective Collaboration

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what is collaboration
  • List the three effective collaboration skills
  • Outline the six steps to a ‘productive interaction’

Module 18 – Documentation, Reporting and Professional Conduct

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify obligations in documentation, data storage and transportation
  • Describe their legal obligations for reporting concerns for children, youth and adults
  • Use effective communication strategies and respond professionally to feedback

Module 19 – Ethics

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and adhere to the Professional and Ethical Compliance Codes for Behaviour Analysts from the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board

COURSE STRUCTURE/ REQUIREMENTS

This course will be delivered entirely online at elearning.autism.net. You will use your elearning account to login to the course. Your detailed account information will be provided to you upon registration.

Once you are enrolled in the course, you will have access to your account for 120 days. To obtain your certificate you MUST complete all course requirements within this time.

The course is comprised of 19 modules. Participants will engage in various self-paced learning activities. This course is approximately 40 hours in length, including interactive activities and quiz. Lessons in each module are presented as a series of video recordings, and interactive lessons. Participants must complete all course activities and assessments.

LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

This course is available in both English and French. Upon enrolment you will have access to both the English and French versions. You are free to choose either language to complete the course. If you choose to complete the course in English, you need to complete all the required elements in English.

If you complete ALL the required course elements in BOTH languages, you will receive a certificate of completion for BOTH the English and French course.

TEXTBOOK & COURSE MATERIALS

Required Textbook

There is no required text for this course. All of the information that participants will use come from the 19 modules.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Hardware

  • Window XP or higher, OS X or higher
  • Internet connection (higher speed internet preferred)
  • Audio: sound card and speakers or headphones for listening

Internet Browser

  • Even though you can access the online course via any browser, Mozilla Firefox ishighly recommended. – Latest version at www.mozilla.org/en-US/

Software

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

If you need technical assistance at any time during the course or to report a problem with the elearning, you can:

GRADING POLICY

GRADED COURSE ACTIVITIES

Participants will be evaluated through module assessments, consisting of multiple choice, and true or false questions.

  • You must achieve an overall average of 85% in the course to receive your certificate.
  • You must achieve a minimum grade of 70% to proceed to the next module.
  • There will be give 3 attempts to complete each quiz in order to achieve a passing grade in the course.

LATE WORK POLICY

You need to complete the 19 modules within 120 days from the start date.

VIEWING GRADES IN ELEARNING.AUTISM.NET

Marks you received from the assessments will be posted to the elearning.autism.net Grade Book. Click on the Grades link on the left navigation to view your marks.

You will be able to view your grades immediately after each attempt.

PASSING GRADE

In order to pass this course and receive a certificate, you must achieve an overall average grade of 85%.

COURSE POLICIES

PARTICIPATION

Students are expected to participate in all activities and the assessments listed above.

COMPLETE ASSESSMENTS

The assessments for this course must be completed electronically through elearning.autism.net unless otherwise instructed.

The assessments will only become accessible after viewing all sections for the module. Once the assessment becomes available, participants will have to complete it immediately. There will be two attempts for the assessments, and the highest scores among your attempts will count as your final grade.

REQUESTS TO DROP THIS COURSE

Once participants enroll themselves in the course, they are granted access to all of the course materials for 120 days. After 120 days, you will automatically be un-enrolled from the course. Should a participant decide they no longer want to achieve a certificate, they can simply stop logging in.

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