Course Overview

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Behavioral Technician Training on Applied Behavioral Analysis Part 1 by Krista Kennedy, MS, LLP, BCBA is the first of a planned seven-part series providing Behavior Technician Training on Applied Behavioral Analysis to direct care workers. Part 1 defines Autism Spectrum Disorder, identifies associated symptoms and discusses possible causes. It will take approximately one hour to complete this course.

Purpose of This Course

The purpose of this course is to help behavioral health professionals develop a deeper understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder. This course has been designed to deliver updated information and evidence-based practices for working with the clients that you have identified as clients that show symptoms of the Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)

Course was last updated on: October 4, 2019

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Topics Covered

Defining the Autism Spectrum Disorder

This course covers the basics of the Autism Spectrum Disorder, including providing information to help direct care workers define the disorder.

Identifying Symptoms of the Autism Spectrum Disorder

The course provides examples and discussion regarding symptoms of the Autism Spectrum Disorder including evidence-based practices for direct care workers. 

Developing an understanding of some of the potential causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Similar to identifying symptoms, this course provides information and discussion surrounding the potential causes of the disorder. 

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for all behavioral health professionals working with clients that display symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Additional Considerations

In 2018 the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


Course Objectives

  • This course has been designed primarily for direct care workers with clients that are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder.
  • Gain the ability to define Autism Spectrum Disorder. Identify Associated Symptoms.
  • Become familiar with some of the possible causes of ASD

What People Are Saying

I enjoyed this module as we got to hear from providers and consumers regarding how programming differs from other supports/services. I have been working in this field for many years and this video was extremely helpful as a reminder to me.

- Tess G.