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RBT Training 

Online Certification Prep Course

KUPCE Applied Behavior Analysis Course Outline

Course Outline


Unit 1: Course Overview, Expectations, and Information About Credentials

  • Levels of BACB Certification
  • Requirements for RBT Certification
  • Components of the Course

Unit 2: Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice

  • Historical Context for Ethical Guidelines
  • Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts

Unit 3: Behavior and Environment

  • Behavior
  • The Three-term Contingency

Unit 4: Observation and Measurement of Behavior

  • Continuous and Discontinuous Measures
  • Types of Data Collection
  • Graphing Behavioral Data

Unit 5: Reinforcement

  • Reinforcers and Positive and Negative Reinforcement
  • Basic Schedules of Reinforcement

Unit 6: Preference Assessment

  • Preference
  • Stimulus preference assessments

Unit 7: Fundamentals of Skill Acquisition

  • Behavioral Repertoires
  • Skill Acquisition Plans

Unit 8: Prompts and Prompt Fading

  • Types of Prompts
  • Prompt Hierarchies
  • Prompt Fading

Unit 9: Discrete-Trial Teaching Procedures

  • Discrete Trial Teaching
  • Components of Discrete Trial Teaching: Instruction, Prompt, Response, and Reinforcer

Unit 10: Task Analysis and Chaining

  • Behavior Chains and Task Analysis
  • Forward Chaining, Backward Chaining, and Total Task Presentation

Unit 11: Discrimination Training

  • Stimulus Control, Discriminative Stimulus, and Stimulus Delta
  • Discrimination Training
  • Stimulus Fading

Unit 12: Generalization and Maintenance

  • Response Generalization and Stimulus Generalization
  • Promoting Generalization

Unit 13: Naturalistic Teaching Procedures

  • Naturalistic Teaching Approaches
  • Activity-based Instruction Methods
  • Incidental Teaching Methods

Unit 14: Functions and Functional Assessment

  • Why a Behavior May Be Undesirable
  • Common Social Functions of Behavior
  • Automatic Reinforcement
  • ABC Data Collection

Unit 15: Behavior Reduction

  • Healthy Contingencies
  • Behavior Support Plans
  • Reducing Undesired Behavior
  • Differential Reinforcement
  • Extinction

Unit 16: Crisis Management

  • Restrictive Procedures
  • Behavioral Crises

Unit 17: Next Steps to Certification and Beyond

  • Applying for the RBT Exam
  • Supervision Requirements for RBTs

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