What is a RBT?
The Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional certification in behaviour analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behaviour analytic services and practice under the close supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
This course will combine virtual and in-person training that will prepare you for the competency assessment and RBT exam. The coursework is based on the second edition of the Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) task list published by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Upon completion of the training, you will be prepared to work with clients using principles of ABA in direct therapy.
Who Can Take This Course?
This course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and those interested in pursuing an RBT. It is appropriate for educators or students looking to improve their skills in supporting clients with special needs. It is a unique opportunity to learn the skills in an all-female setting with content geared towards Jewish day school.
This course is an excellent way to learn about ABA and the first steps towards RBT certification. Upon successful completion of the training, candidates can be offered employment with KCC.
What Will the Course Cover?
This course will cover topics related to education and behaviour management. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Various types of assessments: preference assessments, individualized assessment, behaviour assessment
- Data collection (frequency, duration, interval, etc.) and graphing
- Teaching new skill such as discrete trial, chaining, task analysis, shaping, and reinforcement
- Teaching supports (visuals, schedules, etc.)
- Prompting and prompt fading
- Behaviour management
- Functions of behaviour
- Differential reinforcement and extinction
- Preventative and consequence strategies
- Ethics and code of conduct
We will be covering behavioural and teaching principles from the RBT task list that can be applied to a classroom or therapeutic setting. It will focus on effective teaching strategies, prevention of challenging behaviour and its management, and data collection and tracking.