|Training Technicians: Using Our Science to Teach New Providers
|Thursday, May 23, 2019
|4:00 PM–7:00 PM
|Swissôtel, Third Floor, Bianco
|Area: TBA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
|CE Instructor: Rachel L. White, Ph.D.
|RACHEL L. WHITE (University of Alaska Anchorage; Good Behavior Beginnings)
|Description: There is high demand for competent behavior technicians who can work effectively with children with autism. The Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) offers a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential as a way to identify competent behavior technicians. Although the RBT credential requires training and a competency assessment completed by a BCBA, the competency assessment lacks clear operational definitions and mastery criteria for each task. While the science of behavior has clearly demonstrated effective ways to teach individuals new skills, many BCBAs are struggling to create effective systems to train new providers. This workshop will use Behavior Skills Training (BST) to teach BCBAs how to create a provider training package that uses BST to teach the skills necessary for a new provider to pass a competency assessment. Participants will develop mastery criteria; create structured activities for practice and assessment; and streamline training for behavior technicians. This model has been used at the University of Alaska Anchorage in the Center for Human Development to train providers across the state, exclusively at a distance.
|Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will create mastery criteria for operationally defined competencies. 2. Participants will develop activities to allow structured practice and assessment of competencies. 3. Participants will outline a training package using BST to streamline training for behavior technicians. 4. Participants will review results of current training program in Alaska.
|Activities: Using the BST model, workshop objectives will be met through lecture, modeling, video observation, guided practice, small and large group discussion, and individual feedback.
|Audience: Intermediate/BCBA; BCBAs or BCaBAs who are responsible for training or supervising RBTs; Program or Clinical Directors interested in creating training systems.
|Content Area: Practice
|Instruction Level: Intermediate
|Keyword(s): BST, competency, RBT, supervision