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What is a Behavior Technician or RBT?
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September 15, 2020

What is a Behavior Technician or RBT?

ABA is unique in it’s team approach to therapy. Each of your child’s therapy team members has distinct role. At Thrive Behavior Centers, a direct therapy is provided by behavior technicians. Thrive Behavior Centers requires all behavior technicians to have or earn their Registered Behavior Technician certification (RBT). Check out this short video for a quick summary of what a RBT does.

In ABA, most one-on-one therapy sessions are conducted by a Behavior Technician (BT).  The Thrive Behavior Centers clinical team holds our behavior technicians to the highest standards.  Our Behavior Technicians are required to have their Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification or obtain it within 60 days of their start date.  The RBT certification was developed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to ensure that professional, therapeutic and ethical standards are upheld by all staff administering ABA therapy.  A Behavior Technician or RBT is not an independent practitioner and must work under the supervision of a BC BA.

To increase generalization, your child’s treatment team will have at least two Behavior Technicians. Our technicians are fun, energetic and patient. They love too see your child learn new skills and meet goals.

Thrive BTs and RBTs can do the following:

  • Conduct fun and functional one-on-one ABA therapy sessions
  • Most have or are in the process of earning a bachelor’s or graduate degree
  • Implement treatment and behavior intervention plans
  • Assist with assessments
  • Record data throughout therapy sessions
  • Can assist with program development and new technician training
  • May be in the process of obtaining BCBA certification

For more information about the RBT certification, click here to visit the BACB’s website.

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