The Speech Pathology Group’s Behavioral Intervention team currently includes Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Register Behavior Technicians (RBTs) to support students who require one-to-one behavioral support in the classroom. For each student, a BCBA provides at least 8 to 10 hours of monthly supervision, depending on the complexity of the case. The BCBA works closely with school-based teams to create, implement and adjust treatment plans as needed. BCBAs also provide classroom consultation, functional behavioral analyses and behavior treatment plans, when requested.
SPGs BCBAs also provide supervision to RBTs pursuing certification as a BCaBA or BCBA.
SPG’s Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Training Program
SPG has partnered with National University to establish a six-course sequence in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which was designed to prepare Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) for the national BCBA certification exam. In addition to a year of coursework, our SLPs and SLPAs participate in 1,500 hours of supervised fieldwork, provided by a Senior BCBA Supervisor with SPG. After passing the national certification exam therapists become dually certified as SLP-As/BCBAs. As such, they are particularly well qualified to serve the needs of students with severe speech-language and behavioral deficits. Check back soon for details regarding our next BCBA training.
The Behavioral Analyst Certification Board (BACB) handles certification and ongoing maintenance of BCBA credentials. For more information regarding BCBA credentialing and continuing education requirements, please visit the BACB website at: bacb.com.
Visit the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) to learn more about regional conference and statewide advocacy for behaviorists at: www.calaba.org