ABA adds to your teaching repertoire. It trains you how to observe, unpack, and manage behaviour. It teaches you how to do this objectively, appropriately, and effectively. And with more and more children presenting with autism, there’s never been a bigger need.
Every educator we’ve come across wants to create a positive engaging classroom. One that fosters independence and growth, and develops students’ knowledge, skill, ability. The factor that most hinders this is challenging behaviours.
As teachers, it’s easy to inadvertently reinforce a negative behaviour. We ask Jack to leave the room because of his behaviour. We don’t realise he was trying to avoid a difficult task, which means the chosen response (leave room) acts as a reinforcement. He learns that acting out can get him out of doing a task.
Or we miss a pattern. Using ABA we observe and document Harrison’s behaviour over a number of days. The data shows that his outbursts always occur between 10:00am-10:30am. We learn he doesn’t get breakfast at home. We understand the outbursts are occurring because he’s hungry.
These and other examples are why our ABA educator training is regularly met with, “why wasn’t I taught this earlier”. Well, it’s never too late to learn new ways of doing and being. Our educator training is available in a range of formats. Read on to find the course topic and format that best suits your needs.
Due to COVID19, all face-to-face educator training sessions are now delivered via live stream (facilitator led) or through our e-learning platforms.