ABA Training Program - Winter 2019

30 hours


January 29 to April 9, 2019

Tuesday evening sessions: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Gold Centre, 5331 Ferrier, Montreal, QC H4P 1M1


Cost: $975.00


Register early to secure a spot!



What is ABA? 


ABA is an evidence-based science. It uses principles of learning to improve socially significant behaviour (i.e., behaviour that is important in the individual’s life).  ABA is one of the only interventions with evidence of effectiveness in producing global and lasting improvements for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. These improvements include gains in IQ, language & communication skills, social skills, self-help skills, academics, etc.. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of ABA across many different behaviours, contexts, and populations.

What will I learn?


You will learn to:

  • Describe ABA, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI)
  • Implement both structured and naturalistic teaching methodologies used in ABA programs (DTT, NET, shaping, chaining, prompting)
  • Generalize skills using a variety of techniques
  • Identify and describe the ABCs of learning
  • Understand the functions of behaviour 
  • Identify some strategies for managing problem behaviour
  • Help to promote appropriate behaviours 

Who attends this training?


Many types of individuals attend our ABA Training Program.  They include anyone who is working as, or would like to work as, an instructor therapist, special education teacher, resource teacher, integration aide, paraprofessional and professional working in the field of ASD and/or developmental disabilities.


Parents, guardians, and family members have also attended. Several parents who have completed the program have said, "Every parent should take this training. It has made such a positive difference! I have more confidence, and am a more effective parent with my child who has ASD."


Are there any prerequisites?


There are no prerequisites.  However, a bachelor's degree in psychology or education is an asset, but not a requirement.


What is the training format?


The training includes lectures, videos, small group discussions, live modeling, role-playing, weekly graded quizzes, as well as a final evaluation and written exam. The passing grade is 70%. 


What will I receive at the end of the training program?


Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a "Certificate of Training in Applied Behaviour Analysis". The number of hours attended will be indicated on the certificate. The Gold Learning and Research Centre's certificate indicates to employers that you have advanced in your professional skills and that you have benefited from ABA theory and training that has been provided by a BCBA*.  




* A Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) has undergone a rigorous process to ensure that they are able to provide ABA services of the highest calibre. BCBAs have obtained Masters Degrees which include 225 hours of specific graduate-level coursework, and have completed a minimum of 1500 hours of supervised independent fieldwork, with 75 additional hours of direct supervision by a BACB approved practitioner. Additionally, each BCBA has passed a comprehensive examination administered by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board. 

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Alexandra Patulli, M.ADS, BCBA