Applied Behavior Analysis Service Provider Descriptions

 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Responsibilities include:

a.    Ensures that all ABA programming conducted under their supervision is provided in a safe and ethical manner. BCBA and staff will train, provide feedback, and/or report to designated authorities if the family or other professionals engage in unsafe or unethical behavioral programming.

b.    Engages in functional assessment and analysis of undesired behaviors as well as assessments of skill deficits, motivation, and other environmental variables in order to increase use of safe and socially acceptable behaviors and decrease undesired behaviors.

c.    Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the client of social interaction with the BCBA.

Behavior Specialist Consultant-Applied Behavior Analysis (BSC-ABA) Responsibilities include:

 

a.    Ensures that all behavior analytic programming conducted under their supervision is provided in a safe and ethical manner. BSC-ABA and staff will train, provide feedback, provide supervision, and/or report to designated authorities if the family or other professionals engage in unsafe or unethical behavioral programming.

b.    Engages in functional assessment of undesired behaviors as well as ongoing assessments of skill deficits, motivation, and other environmental variables in order to increase use of safe and socially acceptable behaviors and decrease undesired behaviors.

c.    Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the client of social interaction with the BSC-ABA.

d.    Accurately collects and analyzes behavior data throughout treatment to make decisions about treatment interventions.

e.    Designs treatment plan goals and interventions that are based in research and are aligned with the ABA ethical practice guidelines.

f.     Seeks out appropriate consultation or supervision with other BSC-ABAs or BCBAs when appropriate.

g.    Oversees and provides training and monitors fidelity of behavioral interventions for family members and other professional staff caring for the client on an ongoing, weekly basis.

h.    Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment throughout the provision of services.

i.     Educates all others involved about the role of ABA based interventions and the BSC-ABA, and functions within boundaries of the BSC-ABA role in providing treatment.

j.     Demonstrates ability to be flexible and proactive in problem solving.

k.    Understands and designs behavioral plans and programming within the regulatory scope of the service provided.

 

Behavior Technician (BT)/Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Responsibilities include:

 

a.    Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the client of social interaction with the BT/RBT.

b.    Prompts safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem solving skills.

c.    Fades prompts appropriately to promote both successful and independent responding.

d.  Increases the frequency or duration of safe and appropriate replacement behaviors by providing access to reinforcers (desired items/actions, attention, or removal of demands/aversive situations).

e. Provides access to reinforcers within the parameters most likely to increase future behavior (value, effort required, rate, magnitude, intensity, immediacy).

f.     Limits or removes access to reinforcers within limits of safety when client engages in inappropriate or unsafe behaviors.

g.    Accurately collects behavior data including: A-B-C, count, frequency, duration, latency, inter-response time, event, and interval based recording.

h.    Follows the treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seeks out appropriate consultation and supervision.

i.      Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment.

j.      Educates all those involved about the role of ABA based interventions and the BT/RBT, and functions within boundaries of the BT/RBT role in providing treatment.

k.    Demonstrates ability to be flexible and proactive in problem solving.

l.     Participates in ongoing weekly supervision with service team (BSC-ABA and/or psychologist).

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