Behavior Assessment and Planning with Evidence-Based Interventions

A Handbook for Those Implementing Behavioral Programs

This coursework is designed to provide a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of how to use functional behavior assessment and positive behavioral intervention planning to decrease interfering behaviors and teach new skills. Evidence-based interventions are presented with videos of expert interviews, perspectives from people on the autism spectrum, and case examples in homes, schools, work sites, and the community.

Pick the 40-hour course that best suits the population you work with or support, whether Toddler and Preschool Age (for young children through kindergarten), School Age (for elementary and middle school students), or Transition Age (for high school students and young adults in transition).

This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. The program is offered independent of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). To learn more about the credential, and ensure you are able to meet the timelines and other specifications of the BACB, visit the BACB website at

Compare Coursework

Module Title Foundations of Evidence-Based Strategies Behavior Assessment and Planning with Evidence-Based Interventions
Many Faces of Autism: An Introduction to Characteristics and Simple Strategies Offered as prerequisite
Essential Elements: Supporting Children, Students, and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum
A Systematic Approach to Behavior: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
Teaching New Skills with Applied Behavior Analysis: Skill Acquisition Programs
Assessing and Understanding Why Behaviors Occur: Functional Behavior Assessment
A Positive Approach to Interfering Behaviors: Developing Effective Behavior Intervention Plans
Tell Me, Show Me, Share with Me: Joint Attention Strategies
Toddler and Preschool Age only
Guiding Toward Independence: Prompting
Involved and Engaged: Shared Control Strategies
Toddler and Preschool Age only
Time to Respond: Time Delay Procedures
Systematic Approaches to Prompting: Prompting Procedures
What's Next? Preparing for Upcoming Activities: Priming
Write it Out, Draw it Out: Social Narratives
School Age and Transition Age courses only
Small Steps, Big Learning: Task Analysis
Let's Do It Again!: Reinforcement 1
Toddler and Preschool Age only
Keeping Motivation High and Increasing Learning: Reinforcement 2
Toddler and Preschool Age only
A Strategy to Help Skills and Behaviors Occur Again: Reinforcement 1
School Age and Transition Age only
Cashing it in and Putting it All Together: Reinforcement 2
School Age only - Included in Transition Age Reinforcement 1
Reinforcing Reinforcement: Reinforcement Review & Key Concepts
Which Comes First? Changing the Environment to Change Behavior: Antecedent-Based Intervention
Without Reinforcement, It Shall Cease: Extinction
To Reinforce or Not To Reinforce? (What to Reinforce is the Question!): Differential Reinforcement
Molding New Skills: Shaping
Systematic Teaching within Everyday Routines, Activities, and Interests: Naturalistic Intervention
A Structured Approach to Teaching Skills: Discrete Trial Training
Standards of Practice: Honesty, Integrity, Protection, and Safety: Ethics
Who, What, When, Where, Why?: Collecting Data and Measuring Outcomes
Recognizing and Managing Emotions: Emotional Regulation
Overcoming Obstacles to Learning: Modifying Tasks
School Age and Transition Age only

This course was developed by:

Laura L. Maddox, Ph.D., BCBA, COBA
402-202-0187 (cell)