Training Curriculum for Supervisors of ABA Technicians in Autism Programs
by William T. Courtney, Brianne K. Hartley, Vince J. LaMarca, Mary Rosswurm & Dennis H. Reid
Sloan Publishing / 2017
Paperback / 232 pages
The Training Curriculum for Supervisors of ABA Technicians in Autism Programs is designed to train supervisors and aspiring supervisors in evidence-based methods of supervising staff who provide applied behavior analysis services for people with autism. Although there are several training curricula available for use in training BCBAs on how to supervise fieldwork experience, this curriculum differs by taking on the area in which BCBAs frequently find themselves, which is supervising paraprofessionals who provide comprehensive and/or focused ABA therapy in intensive settings.
Paraprofessionals who provide ABA services in these settings have many different titles. One formal title is Registered Behavior Technician, a title developed and endorsed by the BACB for credentialed paraprofessionals. More informal titles include technician, therapist, teaching assistant, instructor, one-to-one staff, shadows, and superheroes.
This curriculum is filled with evidence-based strategies that provide a solid foundation, and fill a gap in ABA technicians. The content includes critical supervision knowledge and skills coinciding with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB©) task list for effective supervision, and provides the BACB’s required eight hours of supervision training. If the Curriculum is presented by a BACB Approved Continuing Education (ACE) provider, participating trainees can also receive continuing education credits. The curriculum is performance- and competency-based, requiring trainees to meet classroom and on-the-job criteria to successfully complete the training.