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RBT Module 1

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Michael Cameron

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Transcript of RBT Module 1

The Role of the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
As a Registered Behavior Technician, you will receive ongoing supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
In Addition
Your BCBA will also teach you how to build rapport with each individual you support, how to maximize their motivation, and how to implement their skill building programs and behavior support plans

As a Registered Behavior Technician

You may work in a variety of different settings
Regardless of the setting you work in, you will be responsible for:
Your Impact as a RBT
You will teach important skills such as language,
communication, social skills, fine and gross motor skills,
conflict resolution, and behavioral control
About Communication
Communication also matters:
The Tools


Recognizing Change
Registered Behavior Technician
Certification Road
Module One with
Dr. Michael Cameron

Dr. Michael Cameron
RBT Task List Item:
F-01 (Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice)
Module Goals:
Within this module, I will: (1) review your responsibilities as a RBT, (2) discuss how you will impact individuals and their families, (3) highlight the importance of good communication, (4) discuss the tools used in the field of behavior analysis to measure progress, and (5) describe how you will be able to recognize meaningful change in the people you serve
60 Minutes
You will take a short quiz at the end of the module (5 questions)

Supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Conduct assessments (e.g., a Functional Behavioral Assessment and a skills assessment such as the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program or VB-MAPP)
Design programs to: (a) address skills that need to be developed (e.g., language), (b) prevent the occurrence of behavioral excesses, (c) support and respond to an individual when they engage in behavioral excesses, and (d) if you are working in a home-based setting, engage the entire family unit
And since your supervisor will always make data-based decisions about an individual's progress, you will learn how to collect different forms of data. Specifically, you will learn how to count behaviors and how to use time
based measures
Implementing the programs your BCBA supervisor designed with comprehensive team input (including your input)

Working on the goals and objectives that the individual, and wraparound team (e.g., including the family), determined to be important
Collecting data to dynamically assess and evaluate
Maintaining the dignity of the individuals you are
responsible for supporting

And showing, to the best of your ability, the value of behavior analytic services and support
You will teach a person to be independent and you will facilitate the person's full inclusion in all family activities, the general education classrooms in their school, and in their community
You will get people involved: moms, dads,
siblings, peers, teachers, and community
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
Data Collection
Feedback Structures
A Behavioral Cusp
Access to new reinforcers, contingencies, and environments
Number and relative importance of people affected
Competition with inappropriate responses
Social Validity
The "why" of what you (and I) do
Introductory Overview


Dr. Michael Cameron
Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Registered Behavior Technician:
40 modules for a total of 40 hours of instruction
Learning by Doing through Programmed Instruction:
At the end of each module and at the end of the series
Behavior Analysis:
"Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of systematically
applying interventions based upon the principles of learning
theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful
degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are
responsible for the improvement in behavior"
Baer, Wolf, & Risley, 1968
B.F. Skinner
Originator and Founder
Diversified Examples
: Real world examples
Evidence-Based Practice
The practitioner is relying on the
best available research and clinical expertise
while taking into account the clients characteristics
According to the American Psychological Association Task Force, an intervention is well-established research studies found the treatment effective when using
with a: (1)
no-treatment group
, (2)
alternative treatment group
, or (3) a
in a
randomized control trial
, controlled
single subject experiments (Applied Behavior Analysis)
, or equivalent time-sample designs
Effectiveness of treatment must have been shown in at least two independent research settings with sample size of
9 or more for single subject designs
The studies must have used a treatment manual, reliable and valid outcome measures, and appropriate data analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis involves
systematically applying interventions based on
the principles of __________
Learning Theory
The elementary principles of applied behavior analysis are based on the experimental work
of __________
B.F. Skinner
Your BCBA supervisor will conduct an
assessment referred to as a ________
to develop a hypothesis about the "reasons"
for a child's problem behavior. In addition, your BCBA supervisor will conduct a skills
assessment, such as the _____ to determine a child's strengths and the supports s/he requires.
Functional Behavior Assessment
Programmed Instruction
Your BCBA will make decision based on the
_____ you collect within your work as an RBT
__________ is the integration of best available research with clinical expertise while taking into account client characteristics.
Evidence-Based Practice
A __________ can be defined as a behavior change that results in far reaching benefits (e.g., access to new environments).
Behavioral Cusp

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