What’s More Important Than Quality Of Teaching?Jul 24, 2019
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 quality of the teacher. The continuity of instruction is also an important consideration for those working as members of teams or in a school setting. It follows that teachers, all using the same methods, will improve the overall quality of instruction and have a positive impact on how students learn. The RBT training assists paraprofessionals, educators in the classroom, and BCBAs in the field, to apply consistent methodology across environments and instructors.
As of November 2019, updates are mandated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to the RBT training curriculum. Some are deletions from prior content and there are a few new areas, tailored to the needs of individuals seeking the RBT credential. VBI is in the process of updating our content and will make those updates available on or before the November 1, 2019 deadline.
We believe as a registered professional with the BACB, it is a core professional practice to keep pace with the changes in the field. For your convenience, here is a link to the BACB website to review the mandated changes https://www.bacb.com/rbt-requirements-effective-november-2019/
If you are interested in obtaining RBT training for your peers, please visit us online at: https://www.onlinerbttraining.com/#Optin
Or, call us at (732) 254-0300. We accept purchase orders, major credit cards and offer a group discount for five or more licenses.