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RBT Module 3

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Michael Cameron

on 18 June 2015

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Transcript of RBT Module 3

Inventory of Learning
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have
with ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.

Yehuda Berg
What is a Stakeholder?
Normalization and People First Language
The normalization principle means making available to all people with disabilities patterns of life and conditions of everyday living which are as close as possible to the regular circumstances and way of life or society.
Central Reach
Module 3
This Just In
Communication with Stakeholders
Charles E. Osgood's Semantic Differential
: Dr. Michael Cameron with
a Special Guest (sibling of a child with disabilities).
A scale used to measure attitude
Words can have an unintended impact as a result of a person's experiential history (e.g., cancer, trauma, auto accident)
The way you talk about a person matters to stakeholders
Registered Behavior Technician
Applied Behavior Analysis
Functional Behavior Assessment
Evidence Based Practice
Programmed Instruction
Behavioral Cusp
Inter-Observer Agreement
Procedural Reliability
Clinical Audits
Stakeholders are those that may be
affected by or have an effect on a
cause (e.g., services). They may
also include people who have a
strong interest in a cause for
academic, philosophical, or
political reasons, even though
their family, friends, and associates
are not directly impacted by the

People with various forms of conditions and disabilities have been subjected to devaluation, marginalization, and prejudice.

Wolf Wolfensberger (1934 - 2011) and disability policy.

Our language matters.
Using "People First Language" and
putting the person before the disability
A child with leukemia and not a
cancer patient

What to Communicate to the Stakeholders
People First


Be a sleuth and point out personal strengths and take a
Tell stories about successes, but
do not confuse stories with data and assessment results

A Registered Behavior Technician has a primary obligation to take reasonable precautions to respect the
of those with whom they work or consult - your confidentiality
(and informed consent) guidelines will be reviewed in a dedicated module
; however, please be aware that we cannot speak to other individuals without explicit and documented permission
We'll Cross That Hurdle When We
Get To It: Teaching Athletic Performance
Within Adaptive Physical Education
(Cameron and Cappello).
The value of feedback to stakeholders
Data driven
. Can you tell the RBT candidates
about your brother?

. Can you provide the RBT
candidates an example, and
non-example, of good communication with your family?

. Can you tell a story focused on a kind, considerate, and compassionate exchange of information between a service provider and your family?

. If you were doing a TED lecture on the topic of communication with families, what would you save as your concluding and poignant remarks?

What is the "normalization
What is meant by "People
First Language" and why is
it important?
What is a stakeholder?
Who are the stakeholders
an RBT will likely
communicate with
What is meant by a
approach to treatment?
It means making available to all people with disabilities patterns of life and conditions of
everyday living which are as close as possible to the regular circumstances and way of life of society.
Putting a person before the disability.
Those people that may be affected by or
have an effect on a specific cause (e.g.,
services for children with Autism
Spectrum Disorder.
Family members, school teachers and
administrators, university faculty, and
Placing an emphasis on a person's
self-determination and strengths and
developing programs based on abilities
Module Goals
: Within this module, I will: (1)
define "stakeholder", (2) discuss "normalization" and "people first" language, (3) provide an introductory overview of Osgood's Semantic Differential and how our language impacts others, (4) delineate the other disciplines a Registered Behavior Technician will interface with and the value of a strength-based approach, and (5) highlight the importance of a comprehensive and interdisciplinary team and communication with such a team.
: You will take a short quiz
at the end of the module (5 questions).
: 60 Minutes with a 10 minute interview.
RBT Task List Item
: F-03
: Communicate with stakeholders as
authorized (e.g., family, other professionals).
Rajesh Anandan
Art Shectman
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