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How to Prepare Your Staff For Children Returning To School

The problem is: millions of kids are returning to school as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Will it be a big “play date” and how will teachers get behavior under control?

 The solution can be found in the science available which allows us with good levels of prediction, to shape the desired academic behavior of children. That science and the coursework to teach that science is available in a competency-based, 40-hour instructional course for only $99.

As school districts are preparing for the return to school of thousands of public schools, staff training considerations are a high priority. This year’s budget submission for training is unlike anything that occurred in recent history. Children have largely been at home for nearly a year. When they do return to school, it will be unlike any transition our nation, or any nation has ever experienced. How will you give your staff the tools to gain maximum impact in the shortest amount of time, based on strategies...

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How to Prepare Your Staff During Summer Months

For staff working during the summer months, what better way to prepare for the new school year than to increase their skills through remote training? Throughout much of the country, staff, as well as children and their parents, are aching to get back to life as normal. The thing is "normal" might not be what we knew before the pandemic. Children with problem behavior, for example, have largely remained out of the classroom for the past school year. This will create some challenges as they return to school. 

 Here is an opportunity to offer 40-hours of online, evidence-based training to educators that can lead to the highly sought-after Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. The RBT credential is the gold standard for staff who seek to work with children with developmental disabilities and Autism. Our RBT training offers training in Applied Behavior Analysis that is helpful in assisting the classroom teachers and aides in maintaining "instructional control"...

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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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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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It's the law: Education must now be accountable!

In March of 2017, the world of education in the USA changed, for good and the better. The United States Supreme Court issued its determination speaking to a parent’s claim that their child was being warehoused as a student of a primary school in Colorado. The court in their review found that a child’s education could not be “de minimus” (used here to mean ‘warehousing’) but rather, that consistent with the concept of a child being entitled to a FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education) a school district also has an obligation under the law to provide for an education, without regard to different abilities, that is, it must be “appropriately ambitious.”

 The interpretation and testing of this unanimous decision requires that districts must now meet a standard that though present in spirit, was not previously required by law. This decision now places a burden of proof on educators, schools and school administrators to be able to...

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RBT® training is the answer to problem behavior

Problem Behavior is listed as the #1 cause of the resignation of new teachers by the School Supervisor’s Association. What can you do about it? Here we are in November. There are kids everywhere who had problem behavior in September and even some in October. Kids who were anxious about new settings, or uncomfortable with the change in schedules, buildings and classmates from last year have settled in. Those behaviors are largely gone. Yet, there remain a few kids; perhaps only one kid per class who are having problems. These are the challenges that cause: early retirements, endless disciplinary meetings, parents hiring attorneys and the attacks of PTA Boards on school administrators and teachers alike.

Is there something that can be done to solve this problem? Yes! The answer is here.

Our training for staff to become an RBT (Registered Behavior Technician®) is a competency based, online 40-hour training that can take the tension out of the class through evidence-based...

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