Training

COMPETENCY-BASED ABA TRAINING

Kadiant provides competency-based training to a variety of teachers, therapists, parents, direct care service providers, and other professionals (speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, etc.) for school districts, families and other related service providers.  Training topics and formats are designed based on individual needs, and are provided using a combination of instructional technologies, which include the following:

  • On-site training.  Board-Certified Clinical Supervisors conduct on-site training with staff and/or family members to develop and implement state-of-the-art Applied Behavior Analysis classrooms or in-home programs, including direct modeling and feedback of teaching and intervention techniques, in-vivo training and feedback while trainees work with students, role-play exercises and a variety of performance measurement and data management topics.
  • Video-based training.  One component of an effective staff/family training package may also include a variety of training videos that provide introductory and advanced training on topics such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Applied Behavior Analysis, discrete-trial teaching, reinforcement procedures, behavior management, measurement systems, prompting and naturalistic teaching strategies.
  • Web-based training & support.  Additional training and ongoing support may include video conferencing, review of live and/or pre-recorded performance video, live video modeling, and other web-involved training and topic-based seminars.

Most children with autism have an unequivocal need for intensive intervention, and that requires well-trained instructors.  To that end, Kadiants gathers trainee performance measures during each phase of the training process, from content acquisition to practical application.

TEAM MEMBER TRAINING

Kadiant training programs can be designed with a combination of on-site training with Board-Certified Behavior Analyists and web-based training components, including video conferencing and seminars, as well as various training videos. Kadiant Clinical Supervisors can work with you to create the best ABA training program(s) to suite your distinctive needs. Moreover, you can be confident that your training package will result in proficient staff performance because each step in the process — from content to practice — is accompanied by competency measures.

Individuals with developmental disabilities, particularly those on the autism spectrum, have a wide-ranging variety of needs. Also, individuals with autism do not often acquire new skills easily or incidentally (in “naturally-occurring” situations), as typically developing children often do. This combination of challenges places a huge responsibility on instructors: How to teach more skills to children who have more difficulty learning those skills.

OUR DEDICATION TO YOU

Kadiant is determined to provide everything a family, school or organization needs to create and manage a successful ABA program. This includes training in the following areas of assessment and treatment:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Assessment of Basic Language & Learning Skills – Revised (ABLLS-R) (Partington, 2006)
  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) (Sundberg, 2008)
  • Discrete trial instruction
  • Social skills and peer interactions
  • Verbal Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior (Skinner, 1957)
  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)
  • Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
  • Behavior management
  • Intensive toileting training
  • Environmental engineering/setup (e.g., classroom)
  • Language acquisition
  • Naturalistic teaching strategies
  • Reinforcement systems (e.g., token economy)
  • Stimulus Preference Assessments (SPA)
  • Data collection, graphing, and management
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) development