There are a range of personalities that will be best suited to become a RBT. Whether you are reserved and calm or talkative and energetic, this career is a great one for you. Just like ourselves, all individuals with autism also have varying temperaments. Some clients will thrive with a RBT who is loud and playful, while others prefer a quiet environment. Your BCBA supervisors will match you with a client they feel you will work best with. Ideally though, a RBT will be able to adapt themselves to best suit the needs of any client they encounter. Patience, a willingness to learn, and a love for children are all fantastic traits to possess for this job.
Most Registered Behavior Technicians works one-on-one with individuals on the autism spectrum either at a center providing autism therapy, in a client's home or with a client at their school setting. The average length of a therapy sessions depending on the location, though normally ranges from 2-5 hours, with a RBT typically seeing 2-3 clients per day. During the therapy session a RBT works on academic, behavior, cognitive, motor, sensory and social skills their client is deficient in. They take data on their client's performance in order help the supervising BCBA evaluate whether or not the intervention is effective and progress is being made.
The field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), autism therapy, is currently experiencing an extreme shortage of Certified Registered Behavior Technicians throughout the United States and in many places elsewhere in the world. There is likely job openings right where you live.
The Full RBT Certification Program is the EASIEST & BEST option to becoming a RBT and it is recognized by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). RBT candidates use this option when they want to complete the entire RBT Certification all in one place, with the guidance of a qualified supervising BCBA.
This is a fantastic option for a RBT candidate who does not have work experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as they will get a great deal of practice preparing to become a RBT.
Here's everything that's included!
1. The 40-hr RBT Training
2. The RBT Competency Assessment
3. BCBA Administered Background Check
4. RBT Competency Assessment Practice Assignments with BCBA Feedback
5. 200- page Hardcover RBT Textbook
6. RBT Multiple Choice Examination Preparation Resource
7. Optional Live Weekly Video Conference with BCBA
8. BACB Application Technical Support and Application Completion Assistance
9. BCBA Signature on RBT Application
10. RBT Application Fee paid for
11. Pearson Testing Center Fee (Multiple-Choice Examination) paid for
12. Letter of Recommendation from BCBA & Live Resume/Interview Assistance
*NOTE: If you have already completed your 40-hr training elsewhere, this cost will be reimbursed to you!