Location: Gold Centre
5331 Ferrier, Montreal, QC H4P 1M1
Tel.: (514) 345-8330, ext. 319
Objectives: Upon the successful completion of the training program participants will be able to:
- Describe ABA, ASD and EIBI
- Implement both structured and naturalistic teaching methodologies used in ABA programs (DDT, NET, shaping, chaining, prompting)
- Generalize skills using a variety of techniques
- Identify and describe the ABCs of learning
- Understand the functions of behaviour
- Identify strategies used for managing problem behaviour
- Help promote appropriate behaviours
This program is ideal for those who are seeking employment as instructor therapists, special education teachers, resource teachers, integration aides; paraprofessionals and professionals working in the field of ASD and/or developmental disabilities. It is also recommended to parents, guardians and family members.
Training Format: Training includes lectures, videos, small group discussions, live modeling and role-playing. A quiz covering the topics presented is given after each unit. There are two final exams: one written and one practical.
Attestation: To receive the Gold Centre's Attestation of Attendance in Recognition of the Successful Completion of 30 hours of Training in ABA, the student must have been present for the 30 hours of training and passed the quizzes and exams with a cumulative grade of at least 70%. A Gold Centre Attestation demonstrates to employers that you benefited from both theoretical and practical training in ABA and that you have acquired many professional skills. With this Attestation you may seek employment under the guidance of a qualified ABA consultant.
Rebecca Dion, M.Ed, BCBA
Rebecca Dion is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who has 7 years of experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She began her studies at Concordia University with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and quickly began working the field. She obtained a post-graduate diploma in Child and Youth Care Studies from the University of Strathclyde and then a master's degree in Education from the University of Arizona. Rebecca currently works as a clinical activities specialist at a government-funded intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) program in Montreal, Quebec. She oversees program implementation, conducts behaviour assessments and trains both parents and staff. She is an active participant in training professionals, parents and students in behaviour analysis.