For Behavioural Interventionists

Behavioural Interventionist Online Course and Competency-based Training Protocol

All Behavioural Interventionists working with Family Centred Practices Group must successfully complete our comprehensive online training course.  Students must demonstrate proficiency with the course content by achieving a grade of 80% or higher on tests related to each of the 22 modules. Training modules include the following:

Topic 1: An Introduction to Family Centred Practices Group and Best Practices

Topic 2: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Topic 3: An Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

Topic 4: Ethics and Your Role as a BI

Topic 5: Structuring the Environment

Topic 6: Establishing Instructional Control

Topic 7: The ABC Model of Learning and Behaviour

Topic 8: Motivating Operations

Topic 9: Skill Acquisition, Discrimination Training and Discrete Trial Training

Topic 10: Teaching in the Natural Environment

Topic 11: Mixed and Varied Tasks, Task Interspersal, and Behaviour Momentum

Topic 12: Activities of Daily Living, Shaping, Chaining and Task Analysis

Topic 13: Prompting and Error Correction

Topic 14: Acquisition, Generalization and Maintenance

Topic 15: Assessment, Behavioural Objectives, Progress Reports and Team Meeting Minutes

Topic 16: Introduction to Unitus

Topic 17: Measurement and Unitus

Topic 18: Graphing and Unitus

Topic 19: Decision Protocol and Unitus

Topic 20: Managing Challenging Behaviour

Topic 21: Crisis Management

Topic 22: Additional Communication Strategies

The content provides students with a firm foundation in understanding the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and the application of these principles to involvement in behavioural intervention programs. The information is presented in a variety of modalities to increase understanding. There is written information, visuals, examples related to the specific concept, and videos.

In addition to the online training, Behavioural Interventionists are consistently involved in our competency-based training protocol.  The protocol is designed to teach and test each component covered in the on-line training in-vivo with children in our program. General concepts are individualized to train BIs on the skills in specific relation to each child’s unique behavioural plan of intervention.

Ongoing Professional Development Workshops for Behavioural Interventionists

One of the benefits of working as a BI for FCPG is your access to free professional development workshops. FCPG’s Behavioural Interventionist Workshop Series provides valuable information related to supporting children with autism as a BI, with a focus on practical application of the skills taught.  These two hour workshops are held every two months and have covered a vast array of topics. Past workshop topics included:

  1. Establishing Rapport and Instructional Control 
  2. Motivation and Reinforcement
  3. Functions of Behaviour
  4. Managing Problem Behaviour
  5. Teaching Communication Skills
  6. Structuring the Environment and Promoting Engagement
  7. A Hands on Approach to Structured Teaching
  8. Communicating via Visual Supports 
  9. Teaching Self-Help Skills
  10. Data and Measurement
  11. Working in Families Homes
  12. Working in Daycares and Preschools
  13. Facilitating Play-dates