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Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism is a practical manual and ongoing professional resource for frontline staff undergoing training to become Registered Behavior Technicians™ (RBT). RBT™ is the recommended certification of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board™ (BACB) for entry-level staff who implement behavior analytic services. This Manual complements the 40-hour training for RBTs™ and helps those who have completed training prepare for their certification exam. Following the RBT™ Task List set forth by the BACB, it prompts the reader to generate novel examples of mastered concepts, and real-life vignettes.
Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism also:
• Details the fundamentals of measurement and data collection
• Introduces assessments of both behavior and environment
• Explains skills acquisition and related teaching procedures
• Covers behavior reduction plans
• Includes documentation and planning information
• Looks at ethics and professional conduct
- Details the fundamentals of measurement and data collection
- Introduces assessments of both behavior and environment
- Explains skills acquisition and related teaching procedures
- Covers behavior reduction plans
- Includes documentation and planning information
- Looks at ethics and professional conduct
Entry-level paraprofessionals currently practicing and/or training to begin practicing treatment and education for individuals with ASD and will also be used by them to study for the RBT certification exam. Centers for autism will be interested in purchasing multiple copies of this manual for those they are training. Additionally, parents of children with ASD may be interested in the book
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 3 - Measurement and Data Collection
Chapter 4 - Assessment
Chapter 5 - Skill Acquisition
Chapter 6 - Behavior Reduction
Chapter 7 - Documentation and Professional Conduct
Appendix A: Sample Skill Acquisition Ideas Sheet
Appendix B: Ethical Guidelines
Appendix C: Sample Field Evaluation
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- © Academic Press 2017
- 22nd September 2016
- Academic Press
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Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of Research at FirstSteps for Kids. Dr. Tarbox is the Editor of the journal Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the editorial boards of multiple scientific journals related to autism and behavior analysis. He has published four books on autism treatment and well over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in scientific texts. His research focuses on behavioral interventions for teaching complex skills to individuals with autism, treatment of feeding disorders, and the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to applied behavior analysis.
University of Southern California and FirstSteps for Kids, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Courtney Tarbox, MS, BCBA, is a Regional Clinic Director at FirstSteps for Kids, an ABA service provider offering comprehensive intervention to children on the autism spectrum. Her early work in developmental disabilities included working in therapeutic, residential, and educational settings, with individuals diagnosed with a variety of developmental disorders and ranging in age from early childhood to adolescence. Ms. Tarbox has worked at FirstSteps since 2009 and is responsible for designing and overseeing individualized treatment plans that are unique to each child’s needs, as well as monitoring the service provision implemented by behavior technicians to ensure that competent and dedicated individuals are providing intervention leading to meaningful progress for the children with whom they work. Ms. Tarbox is actively engaged in treatment evaluation research and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Ms. Tarbox is a regular presenter at autism and ABA conferences and gives parent and community presentations with the aim of dispelling common misconceptions about ABA treatment for children with autism.
FirstStep for Kids, Inc., Westlake Village, CA, USA