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We have a few seats remaining in each of our classes this week. Both classes offer 4 ethics credits and both run from 1pm until 5pm. You may participate in the comfort of your home or office.

On Thursday, we will cover ethical issues related to completing FBAs and developing behavior intervention plans.

On Friday, we will cover special education law and ethical issues for behavior analysts practicing in schools.

Please visit our website to register.

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Everyone seems to be settling in to the new school schedules. Meanwhile, many BCBAs will be renewing their certificates for another 2 years. Have you fulfilled your 36 hours?

We have a few seats remaining in our September courses. All 3 of the September courses offer 4 hours of ethics credits each. Each course runs from 1pm-5pm. Each course is live using WebEx. Participants may engage using their desktop computer or using a tablet or phone. The app is free! Your data plan is not.

On September 13th we have Ethical Issues in Billing Insurance.

On September 27th, we have Ethical Issues in Conducting FBAs and Developing BIPs.

On September 28th, we have Special Education Law and Ethical Issues for Practicing Behavior Analysts.

To register, simply go to our website, scroll to the bottom to complete your personal information, fill out a brief course name, and follow the link to PayPal where you may pay with your PayPal account or with your credit card. Checks and Purchase Orders are also accepted. However, we need a copy of the check or Purchase Order to reserve your seat.

Please email the office (info at applied behavioral strategies dot com) or call us toll free at 844.854.7400.

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The field of behavior analysis is growing. This is due in part to:

  1. International Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (www.bacb.com)
  2. Increased insurance legislation mandating coverage of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) (http://www.autismspeaks.org/advocacy/states)
  3. Increased behavioral needs of all children

Demand

Because of these, and other reasons (e.g., CT has a law requiring BCBA {or similar} supervision of some school programs), BCBAs are hot commodities. Check out Craig’s List in your area and count how many companies are hiring behavior therapists and/or behavior analysts. Agencies will pay top dollar for a highly qualified and experienced BCBA. In fact, a recent email went out to certain BCBAs advertising up to $125,000 annually for a BCBA on the east coast.

Overworked?

Recently the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, produced two important documents. You can read more about them here and here. Essentially, the Board described expectations for supervisors regarding case loads and professional duties. Supervising the provision of ABA services requires on-going and regular contact with the client and therapists on the team. To do this well, BCBAs should maintain a small case load. If the BCBA has a BCaBA to assist with some duties then additional clients may be served. The bottom line is that clients need regular contact and supervision of the program.

In some instances, an agency may hire a BCBA and expect the BCBA to provide all the services for the clients or students within the agencies. For example, numerous school districts hire one BCBA to cover the entire caseload of special education students. The end result is poorly supervised ABA programs and a BCBA who is unable to fulfill his/her job duties effectively.

Important Personal Duties

In addition to all the professional duties required, BCBAs must also tend to multiple personal duties. These include:

  • maintaining certification
  • completing continuing education credits
  • registering for and attending conferences
  • reading and keeping up with the professional literature

During the course of the continuing education webinars provided by Applied Behavioral Strategies, LLC (an approved BACB provider), BCBAs seem to be so busy that they:

  • don’t have time to check their email
  • forget to include important documentation such as BACB certification number
  • forget to come to the webinar

Yes, BCBAs are so busy that they forget to come to a webinar that they have paid for and one that they need in order to maintain their certification.

So, slow down, organize yourself, make priorities, and do not overextend yourself. You owe it to your clients and you owe it to yourself.

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We are pleased to announce our schedule of upcoming webinars for the spring! Please join us for your continuing education needs. Contact us if you have questions: info at appliedbehavioralstrategies dot com.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce a free webinar for parents on using the iPad for communication, language, and academic instruction. The webinar will be on Wednesday February 8th from 7pm-9pm. Please visit our website for additional information. Space is limited and registration is required.

If you have suggested topics for continuing education or parent trainings, please email us with suggestions.

Thank you!

Spring Webinars

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