What is a BCBA?
A BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOUR ANALYST
In order to achieve and maintain this credential a professional must:
Have a Masters level (BCBA) or doctoral level (BCBA-D) education from an approved program
Have completed a minimum of 1500 hours supervised field experience using applied behaviour analysis
Have passed the board certification exam (international)
demonstrate adherence to Ethics Code For Behaviour Analysts
Ongoing learning requirements
More specifically, a Behaviour Analyst
Has a specialization in human behaviour and learning
Is scientifically driven and uses evidence to inform decision making
Is constantly learning and incorporating new proven methodologies into their practice
What is ABA?
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the practice of applying the principles of learning theory in a systematic way to change behavior in a socially significant way.
ABA is widely recognized as the only scientifically valid therapy available for treating behavioral issues associated with ASD but it is also so much more.
ABA has been used extensively in special education, group homes/supported residential settings, and the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It is also used in healthcare settings, educational settings, animal training, and even business (organizational behaviour management).