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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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How To Find The Time To Train Special Ed Staff

WHEN DO WE FIND TIME TO TRAIN OUR STAFF?

Over the past few months, we've heard the feedback loud and clear. School administrators love the RBT training and at the same time have a hard time fitting in the staff training hours that are required to complete the course. So, we've come up with a few ideas that we hope are helpful.

Over the next few weeks, as school districts wind down the days towards the end of the semester, we've helped many districts plan for ways to maximize the time that is often lost productivity by integrating the RBT training into coverage hours. In more non-educational administrative language, when you find yourself with teachers aides and paras who are working full days, but the kids are dismissed early - why not use those hours and convert them into useful, skill development time?

Another idea that is popular among some clients representing school districts where union requirements have summer session running a reduced schedule, is to purchase the RBT...

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