This program meets 135 of the required 180 hours of coursework in order to be eligible to sit for the QASP credential examination. Please refer to the QABA website for QASP examination eligibility requirements.
Participants will learn about and understand Autism Spectrum Disorders and applied behavior analysis and will earn a certificate of completion for the Behavior Technician Level 2 program. This is for those professionals and paraprofessionals who currently provide or want to provide behavioral health treatment and professional services. The program covers applied behavior analysis and other evidenced-based behavior intervention programs, which develop or restore, to the maximum extent practicable, the functioning of an individual with pervasive developmental disorder or autism. Participants will learn to develop and implement treatment plans that utilize evidenced-based practices that have demonstrated clinical efficacy in treating pervasive developmental disorder or autism.
This training program is based on the Qualified Applied Behavior Analyst Technician Standards and is designed to meet or exceed the coursework requirement for the ABAT and QASP credentials. The program is offered independently of the QABA.
This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet or exceed the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. The program is offered independently of the BACB.
This certificate program has met the preliminary requirements for accreditation under ANSI/ASTM E2659-09: ANSI Accreditation
Method of DeliveryOnline, self paced, competency tested course
This program is equivalent to 135 contact hours. Participants will learn about and understand Autism Spectrum Disorders and applied behavior analysis and will earn a certificate of completion for the Behavior Technician Level 2 program from the College of Applied Human Services. In addition participants will be able to conduct a functional behavioral assessment and then develop, implement, and monitor a positive behavioral intervention plan using person-centered approaches. Using applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports, participants will be able to apply specific support strategies such as Discrete Trial Teaching, Pivotal Response training and create optimal learning environments for the individuals they treat. As a participant moves through the program the competencies are presented and then tested. These competencies will build upon one another to ensure a solid foundation in the understanding and application of the specific evidence-based support and treatment strategies for individuals diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder and autism receiving behavioral health treatment. Courses included in the Behavior Technician Level 2 program focus on the key elements of evidence-based best practice and treatment models. The content of courses is based on current research that has demonstrated clinical efficacy in treating pervasive developmental disorder and autism.
- What is Autism
- Educational Requirements
- Instructional Interventions
- Working with Autism
- Treating Individuals with Challenging Behaviors
- Data Collection
- Overview of PBS
- Overview of DTT
- Transitioning between Activities
- Functional Communication and Visual Supports
- Working with Individuals with High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s
- Establishing Yourself as an Effective Interventionist
- Using Pivotal Response (PRT)
- Improving Social Interaction among Children with Autism and their peers through Pivotal Response Treatment – Advanced Pivotal Response Teaching (PRT)
- Person Centered Planning
- An introduction to Functional Analysis
Eligibility Requirements• Must be at least 18 yrs old
• Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent