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Learn How To Start RBT Training

Before we discuss how to start RBT training, let us first discuss what is an RBT. A Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behaviour-analytic services. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans. It is the responsibility of the RBT supervisor to determine which tasks an RBT may perform as a function of his or her training, experience, and competence. The BCBA supervising the RBT is responsible for the work performed by the RBT on the cases they are overseeing.

 The RBT training course is 100% online, with recorded videos so you learn at your own pace from any internet-connected device like a computer, tablet or smartphone.

 The course is taught by Vivian Attanasio, a Licensed Behavior Analyst. Ms Attanasio has been in the field of special needs for over...

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7 Advantages of RBT Certification and How You Can Make Full Use of It

Before we get to the first advantage of becoming certified as a Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®), let us first discuss what an RBT does. An RBT is a paraprofessional who works under the close, ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA). The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of applied behavior analytic (ABA) services. The RBT does not create care plans. It is the responsibility of the RBT supervisor to determine which tasks an RBT may perform as a according to his or her training, experience, and competence.

 Advantage #1: The need is great.

RBTs often assist with implementing care plans for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Sadly, the number of people with Autism has exploded over the last twenty years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over 75,000,000 people worldwide are Autistic. ASD has a wide range of symptoms and levels of severity....

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Facts about 40 Hour Registered Behavior Training Course

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) created the Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®) credential in 2013. The RBT is based on the principles of shaping human behavior through the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). There was a need for qualified trained paraprofessional staff to assist with the implementation of care plans created by a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA). RBTs do not create care plans for individuals, they work under the direct, on-going supervision of a BCBA. To qualify for an RBT credential a candidate must be at least 18 years of age and have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. If those criteria are met, candidates must then take a 40-hour online, video-based training course with modules designed to prepare them to sit for an initial Competency Assessment. After, they must take the RBT examination offered by the BACB. After completing the 40-hour training program, the candidate receives a course completion...

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How Can You Make Home Instruction Easier?

That is a huge question, one that’s on the mind of many parents these days. It is not an easy task and it’s surely not a ‘fast’ task. The good news is a solution based in decades-old, proven principles does exist. Our online training called the Registered Behavior Technician® or RBT® course is based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles and best practices. ABA is the science of behavior change and it is particularly good news for parents teaching their children at home.

Teachers and educators go through a series of coursework, internships and supervision experiences BEFORE they are permitted to teach. That noted, if you are a parent or someone helping to instruct children (learners) at home because of the COVID 19 pandemic, what follows can help you.

Your biggest challenge is this: how to obtain and maintain the learner’s attention in the first place. You can’t teach someone who isn’t paying attention. Any parent...

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Online Proctored Testing Now Available for RBT Candidates

covid-19 rbt examination Apr 15, 2020

This just in from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board...

Re: RBT Exam during COVID-19 Pandemic

"Effective April 15, 2020, live, online proctored testing is available for all RBT candidates via Pearson VUE’s online delivery system, OnVUE. This option, which the BACB is offering to RBTs on a trial basis following approval from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), is available while Pearson VUE’s in-person testing facilities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With advanced features that include ID verification, session monitoring, browser lockdown, and recordings, the OnVUE platform includes security features that are necessary for a trial of remote testing for RBT candidates during this challenging and unusual time. RBT candidates should note the following important information:

• Once a candidate’s application for certification is approved, they will receive a link to schedule their remote, proctored certification examination with...

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How to Implement Appropriately Ambitious Educational Goals

Lawsuits and people doing the wrong things cost districts and educators time, effort and money. We know. We hear about schools and entire school districts being distracted from educating students because of costly, time-consuming litigation. A solution to this problem is implementing a staff training program that is research-based; A program that will stand the test of time by teaching all your staff to use evidence-based tools.   Tools designed to enhance the quality education outcomes you are looking for with your students.

 

The U.S. Supreme Court had something to say about quality education. On this subject they ruled unanimously.  When was the last time you heard of that happening? What SCOTUS agreed on was that schools have an obligation, under the law, to offer students programs of education that are “appropriately ambitious.”  That might sound sufficiently vague and somewhat legalistic so that you might not worry about being held to what...

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What’s More Important Than Quality Of Teaching?

Research says nothing but how do you keep the quality of instruction consistent and high?

Over the past few years, our company Verbal Behavior Institute (VBI),  has proudly provided the Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®) training course, a trademarked program of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), to many individuals, classrooms, schools and human service agencies.


The impact of applying the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by RBTs is changing lives for the better every day!  Maintaining the quality of instruction with your treatment teams and staff is of paramount importance. The following suggests how to do that.
 
Eric Hanushek, of Stanford University, writes extensively on the research he does on “What makes a difference in how students learn?”  Mr. Hanushek’s research has repeatedly come to this same conclusion: The most significant variable that makes a difference in the education of children is the...

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How Do I Control Problem Behavior?

A few years ago, we had the opportunity to work with many school districts in the NY/NJ area. Our training was on how to deal with problem behavior of students in the classroom (and/or in what are sometimes called “specials” like gym, art, music, etc.)  Questions always seemed to come back to a basic theme, “How do I control problem behavior?

There is a trick embedded in that question. “Control” of behavior is a momentary thing. Control is fleeting and an illusion, often lasting mere moments when what parents and instructors really want is lasting change. 

Shaping of appropriate, functional behavior is not only possible it is a probable outcome if the science of behavior modification called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is used. Many teachers and parents note, “I can’t get my child to sit still long enough for them to learn anything…” or variations of “when I present my student (child) with work to...

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How To Avoid Legal Fee Nightmare And Extreme Costs.

We recently referred to the U.S. Supreme Court unanimous decision requiring schools to provide an education that is appropriately ambitious. Most Federal Court decisions maintain that measurement is required to demonstrate progress. In other words, education is now legally accountable to students progress.

So, what is the cost of not providing an appropriately ambitious and measurable education? They are many and very costly.
 
The first and most profound impact is the loss of potential in a child’s life....A child/student who does not receive the FAPE (Free and Appropriate Education) as required by law is harmed. Their family is harmed. Their community is harmed and, in the end, society as a whole is harmed, if a school does not meet its legal and moral obligation. How can an education be appropriate or ambitious if there is no measure of the outcome?
 
What is the value of a child’s lost potential? That answer differs, depending on your observation position. If...
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How To Get The Most Impact From Your Training Budget

  • What if you could raise the level of your staff’s competence with an affordable, research-based and internationally recognized training, for less than the cost of an hour of the training time?  
  • What if the training you provide is utilized for the entire school year?
  • What if staff looked at the training as a benefit and career enhancement? 
  • What if the same training can help your staff generalize their knowledge to include not only classroom performance but also when they work in a home?  

Every year, schools and childcare programs throughout the world spend billions of dollars on orientation and staff training. What is the long-term impact of that training? Sadly, according to research on the subject by the National Implementation Research Network, in 90 days nearly ALL of the impact of the best training disappears. There is an an exception to that research finding. The exception is this: when training is applied, supervised and reinforced, there is an...

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