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POPARD is offering a revised course, Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis, Part 1: Instruction (ABA–01).
criteria for training
This training program is offered to BC School District personnel and parents throughout BC.
This newly revised course reflects current research and evidence-based practice in teaching students with ASD. In addition, research-based methods of effective adult instruction are now used in this course. These include pre-reading, practical hands-on activities, demonstration, coaching and application exercises as well as a variety of ways of evaluating participant learning. This 30 hour course is held at our training centre in Delta over a 5-day period, from 8:30 am–4:30 pm (with two 15 minute breaks and a 1 hour lunch break). (For information about courses held in your district, contract your popard district partner)
Completion of this course provides the participant with an overview of ABA history and theory, with an emphasis on practical applications in school settings. Participants will have the opportunity to practice teaching using discrete trial and task analysis formats. They will also see how ABA principles are applied to other teaching situations and to program development for students with autism spectrum disorders.
dates of training sessions
For specific dates for courses to be held at the POPARD Training Facility in Delta, BC, please go to the online registration form.
goals of this course
- to learn basic ABA theory and definitions
- to learn how to implement basic ABA instructional strategies and techniques
- to learn how to collect reliable and consistent data when working with students
when candidates complete the ABA course, they will be able to
- demonstrate an understanding of the ABC’s of behaviour
- demonstrate reinforcement strategies for students
- demonstrate using a Discrete Trial teaching format with a variety of curricula
- use Errorless Learning techniques within DTF instruction
- record the level of prompting for instruction when collecting data
- define Sd, R, C, and Prompts
- shape a behaviour or skill
- identify chaining strategies and prompting levels
- complete a task analysis and collect data for a task analysis
- identify naturalistic opportunities for instruction for students
- select appropriate ABA strategies and techniques to teach a variety of skills
Note: This course will not qualify participants as a behavioural analyst, nor to act as a consultant. It will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to carry out behavioural programs with children under the direction of a school staff with experience in autism and relevant educational qualifications.
If you are looking for qualification in assessment and program design, then a rigorous program of training, supervision, and evaluation over time is required. For information on training and qualifications for Board Certified Behavior Analysts or for Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts, see the Behaviour Analysis Certification Board at www.bacb.com.
course tuition and administration fee
Employees of BC School Districts or Independent Schools following the BC Ministry of Education curriculum receive course tuition at no charge.
To waive tuition, the District Partner, District Administrator of Special Services, or School Principal must provide approval by signing a Tuition Waiver Form. Tuition fees for all other persons are in the amount of $300. A non-refundable administration fee is required for all POPARD courses. This fee covers a range of administrative, preparation, materials, and refreshment costs. Once your registration is complete, you can review your course details by logging into your account and selecting your Order History. Please check with your School District's Student Support Services Department to enquire about courses being held in your district.
Once your registration is complete, you can review your course details by logging into your account and selecting your Order History.
Please check with your School District's Student Support Services Department to enquire about courses being held in your district.