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with Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA


What Behavior Technicians Should Know When Providing ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)

As a BCBA, specifically in the field of working with children with autism spectrum disorder, you are likely to supervise and be responsible for training behavior technicians who will be implementing the treatment plans that you develop. Here is a list of some (not all) of the things that your supervisees will need to know.

  • Understand data collection procedures
  • Competent in collecting data accurately
  • Basic knowledge of behavior analytic principles
  • Be able to provide discrete trial teaching
  • Be able to provide natural teaching strategies
  • Understand behavior reduction plans written by the BCBA
  • Competent in implementing behavior reduction plans
  • Understand and skilled in responding appropriately to health and safety concerns of clients
  • Write objective treatment notes
  • Understand and behave with respect to maintaining confidentiality
  • Respond appropriately to feedback given from supervisors
  • Act in a respectful and professional manner toward clients and caregivers of minor clients

Reference: RBT Task List, BACB.

What Behavior Technicians Should Know When Providing ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)

APA Reference
Gilmore, H. (2017). What Behavior Technicians Should Know When Providing ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). Psych Central. Retrieved on January 20, 2019, from https://pro.psychcentral.com/child-therapist/2016/07/what-behavior-technicians-should-know-when-provide-aba-applied-behavior-analysis/