More than maintaining certification…

Increasing the capacity of skilled clinicians to provide evidence based practices all over the world.

The Global Autism Project is committed to assisting behavior analysts grow professionally.

With courses addressing ethical issues, as well as our popular article review series, this is the perfect option for the busy behavior analyst.

Our courses are available online 24/7.

The Global Autism Project is proud to be a Type 2 BACB®® Continuing Education provider.

Courses

Selecting Target Behaviors
3.5 credits; $70; Online course

As Behavior Analysts, the selection of target behaviors is one of the most pressing challenges we face. This task can be daunting when working internationally or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. This course highlights research in the selection of target behaviors, challenges of selecting target behaviors, possible solutions and relevant guidelines from the Guidelines for Responsible Conduct published by the BACB®®. This 3.5 credit course fulfills the ethics requirement.

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Cultural Sensitivity and Evidence Based Practice
6 credits; $120; Online course

The BACB®® guidelines specifically list the dissemination of behavior analysis among our responsibilities.  How do we accomplish this goal in culturally sensitive and responsible ways?  This course will further the skills and knowledge of BCBA®® and BCaBA® participants by exploring the research from other countries on the prevalence of autism, as well as the use of  applied behavior analysis to treat autism spectrum disorder.  In addition, course material will address the prevalence of both behavior analysis and pseudoscientific methods outside the U.S. and obstacles to accurate diagnosis and effective treatment in different areas of the world.  We will also address practical solutions for the effective training of others in applied behavior analysis, including issues of quality assurance, the selection of culturally appropriate target behaviors, and adherence to the BACB®® Guidelines for Responsible Conduct.  This course fulfills the ethics requirement.

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Article Summaries and Questions

STAFF TRAINING SERIES; 1 credit; $20

Sarokoff and Sturmey, 2004
The Effects of Behavioral Skills Training on Staff implementation of Discrete – Trial Teaching

A behavioral skills training package was used to train 3 special education teachers to correctly implement discrete-trial teaching to one 3 year-old. Training occurred in the child’s home with the teacher and student sitting across from each other. The child was then given a 3D item to match with its corresponding card. The child’s response was recorded.

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Van Den Pol, Reid, and Fuqua, 1983
Peer Training of Safety- Related Skills to Institutional Staff: Benefits for Trainers and Trainees

A peer training program, with 13 participating direct care staff, was evaluated as a method for developing and maintaining safety-related caregiver skills in an institutional setting for the developmentally disabled to direct care staff. The program was evaluated with peer trainees and trainers in regard to their use of appropriate procedures in three simulated emergency situations—a facility fire, an aggressive attack by a resident, and a convulsive seizure by a resident. This project evaluated verbal reports of acceptability and whether or not staff actually engaged in a reportedly acceptable activity when given a choice to do so.

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Petscher and Bailey, 2006
Effects of Training, Prompting and Self- Monitoring Staff Behavior in a Classroom for Students with Disabilities.

This study extended the limited research on the utility of tactile prompts and examined the effects of a treatment package on implementation of a token economy by instructional assistants in a classroom for students with disabilities. The study examines the use of applying tactile prompts signaled via a vibrating pager to increase accurate implementation of a classroom token economy by instructional assistants.

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Article Summaries and Questions

“CLASSICS” SERIES; 1 credit; $20

Baer, Wolf, and Risley, 1968
Some current dimensions of applied behavior analysis.

In this classic article, the dimensions of applied behavior analysis are described.  Still referred to today, Baer Wolf and Risley perfectly articulate the core components of our science.

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Keller, 1968
“Good-bye teacher…”.

In Fred Keller’s article, he describes a system of instruction with mutual benfits for teacher and student.  This magnificently written article is as relevant today as it was then.

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Wolf, 1978
Social Validity:  The case for subjective measurement or how applied behavior analysis is finding its heart.

In this beautifully written article, Wolf describes the concept of social validity, its importance, and the inherent challenges of looking at subjective measures in a scientific way.

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