What’s the course about?
This course is designed to provide attendees with practical knowledge and skills for implementing basic behaviour analytic strategies in school and home settings. Attendees will learn strategies for helping children acquire important communication, social and academic skills, how to determine some reasons why challenging behaviours occur, and how to replace problem behaviours with more appropriate skills. They also will learn about important ethical considerations when implementing behaviour analytic strategies.
Who should register for this course?
The course is appropriate for all levels of professionals who work in schools, including teachers, learning support assistants, speech therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, and head teachers. Anyone who works with children with skill deficits and challenging behaviour would benefit from attending this course.
When and where does the course meet?
The course meets Thursday evenings from 5-9 pm on the University of South Wales Treforest campus. The 2018 course begins 11 January and ends 22 March (there is no session during half term w/c 19 February).
Who are the instructors for the course?
The course is taught by Emily Groves and Victoria Markham, who are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts and part of the USW Behaviour Analysis Clinical Team. They have a wealth of experience working with individuals with a range of challenging behaviours across school, home and clinic settings.
May I obtain the Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) credential by attending this course?
This course meets the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB) curriculum requirements for the Registered Behaviour Technician training. To become an RBT, you also will need to complete a competency-based assessment at the end of the course. This assessment is mandatory if you would like to become an RBT, but optional if you do not (please see course registration option below). Becoming an RBT also requires passing the BACB’s RBT exam, which is administered by the BACB and is separate to the competency assessment. Once qualified, RBTs must be supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) twice monthly to maintain the qualification. Further information on the RBT credential can be found by visiting RBT info
How much does the course cost?
The course costs £350 per person. If you plan to take the RBT competency assessment at the end of the course, the cost is £450.
Who may I contact if I have questions?
If you have questions about the course, please contact Emily Groves on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I register?
Registration for this course is now closed. We will run our next course in January 2019.