PAWB Wales | Practical Skills in Applied Behaviour Analysis

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 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 the ethical considerations of implementing behaviour analytic strategies in classrooms.

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 Tuesday evenings from 5-9pm for 10 weeks at the University of South Wales Treforest Campus. The course begins on 17 January and runs through 28 March (there’s no course session during half term).

Who are the instructors for the course?

The course is taught by clinical supervisors at the USW Behaviour Analysis Clinic. Both instructors have Master’s degrees in Behaviour Analysis and are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts. They have a wealth of experience working across school and clinical settings with children and young people with a range of challenging behaviours.

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 £300 per person. If you plan to take the RBT competency assessment at the end of the course, the cost is £350. Registration for this course now open for January 2017.

Book a place here with Assessment (£350): Practical Skills (with Assessment)

Book a place here without Assessment (£300): Practical Skills (no Assessment)

Who may I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions about the course, please contact Dr Jennifer Austin on