Course Overview

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Behavioral Technician Training on Applied Behavioral Analysis Part 7: Other Conditions that May Impact Behavior and Treatment by Krista Kennedy, MS, LLP, BCBA are the seventh of a planned seven-part series providing Behavior Technician Training on Applied Behavioral Analysis to direct care workers. Part 7 explores other conditions that may impact behavior and treatment for example; family functioning, medical issues, and cognitive impairment. Additionally, participants will learn how to modify programs in order to address barriers to treatment. It will take approximately an hour to complete this course.

  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

What other conditions impact behavior?

Participants of this course will learn what additional conditions may affect their clients' behavior outside of what has been previously covered including additional medical issues and cognitive impairments that afflict the clients. 

As direct care workers, how do we leverage or remove those conditions?

The subject matter experts for this course will provide examples and discuss evidence-based best practices for using or treating these outside conditions the better treat your clients. Participants of this course should finish the course and have a working understanding of how those outside conditions impact behavior and how to best modify the programs to deal with those barriers to treatment. 

Additional Considerations

Something as simple as a bath can be painful to some with cognitive impairements.


Course Objectives

  • Participants of this course will have a working understanding of the following in regards to behavioral technicians working with clients:
    • Family functioning Family resources (time, energy, and financial)
    • Medical issues
    • Cognitive impairment
    • Modifying programs to deal with barriers to treatment

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.