Training Resources

Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) training curriculum offered by CBA.

The RBT curriculum (40 Hours) is covered in the module "Fundamental Elements of Behaviour Change".   This module is part of the MScASD and the MScABA and can be taken as stand-along module (20CATS).  The BACB’s RBT Task List includes the core tasks that are likely to be performed by behaviour technicians, organized in the following areas: Measurement, Assessment, Skill Acquisition, Behaviour Reduction, Documentation and Reporting, and Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice. The task list covers tasks that a behaviour technician will perform with some, but probably not all, clients. We acknowledge that the task list might not include some tasks that a behaviour technician would be expected to perform by a supervisor. It is the responsibility of the supervisor to determine which additional tasks behaviour technicians may perform as a function of their competence.

The RBT is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA (“Designated RBT supervisor”). The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behaviour-reduction plans developed by the supervisor. The RBT may also collect data and conduct certain types of assessments (e.g., stimulus preference assessments). The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans. It is the responsibility of the Designated RBT supervisor to determine which tasks an RBT may perform as a function of his or her training, experience, and competence. The RBT’s supervisor is ultimately responsible for the work performed by the RBT.

Get in touch for more information, link to BACB here.


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We have been involved in the production of a range of resources. We continue to work on new resources and will keep you updated here when they become available.

Professsor Karola Dillenburger, Inaugural Lecture: Behavioural Insights into Autism: Lost in Translation?

In this talk Prof Dillenburger outlines the international behavioural insights that have lead to the endorsement of ABA-based interventions in North America and asks the question why such endorsement has not yet permeated in Europe. She argues that new ideas are first ridiculed, then opposed and finally accepted as self-evident. She uses this process to present arguments for each of these phases. For the video please click here

3rd QUART Conference (2013): Video Links for Key note Speakers

PROF JAMES MCELNAY (Vice Chancellor (acting) of Queen's University Belfast) Welcome to QUB for 3rd QUART conference, click here for high quality, click here for low quality

MINISTER EDWIN POOTS (Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety) Opening address for 3rd QUART conference, click here for high quality, click here for low quality

LORRI UNUMB Esq Vice President for State Government Affairs, Autism Speaks keynote address at 3rd QUART conference (20 Sept 2013) 'Let me hear YOUR voice: Autism and Politics.

Lorri Unumb is a lawyer and the mother of three children, the oldest of whom has autism. In 2005, while working as a law professor, she wrote autism insurance legislation for South Carolina ("Ryan's Law") that passed in 2007 and served as a catalyst for the national movement toward autism insurance reform. In 2008, Unumb became employed by the New York-based non-profit Autism Speaks, where she advocates full-time on behalf of individuals with autism. As head of state government affairs, she has testified 80+ times on health insurance issues in state legislatures around the country.  Her keynote address focus: Since 2007, more than 34 states have enacted legislation requiring coverage for autism spectrum disorders, including benefits for Applied Behavior Analysis. In this session, we will explore how targeted advocacy and the use of evidence led to legal endorsement of ABA in the USA.

For Lorri Unumb video click here for high quality, click here for low quality
Autism Speaks blog here

STAMPPP 11 Partners: Science and the Treatment of Autism: Launch and Presentation, Speakers: Keenan, M., Byrne, T., Martin., N., Jonsdottir, S.L., Schenk, J., Roll-Pettersson, L., Presti, N. & Gallagher, S., ( The project funded by Leonardo from 2008-2010 is called STAMPPP and the goal of the original funding was to update the original Simple Steps and provide translations in German, Norwegian, and Spanish; 1000 free copies were distributed in each partner country. The original project was recognised as an example of excellence by the European Commission and was included as a case study highlighting best practice in Inclusion. In 2011-2013, Leonardo has funded a new round of updates and translations to Simple Steps. As well as updating some sections with new animations, we will be making this resource available online to partner countries. Our partners for this round of funding include Italy, Iceland, Sweden and Netherlands.

PROF. MICKEY KEENAN (University of Ulster; Principle investigator STAMPPP) introduces the STAMPPP Project rationale and background, click here for high quality, click here for low quality

DR NEIL MARTIN (European Association for Behaviour Analysis, EABA; Behavior Analyst Certification Board BACB) endorses the  Simple Steps training resource, click here for high quality, click here for low quality

PROF TONY BYRNE (Chairperson, Parents Education as Autism Therapists, PEAT) explains the development of the Simple Steps training resource, click here for high quality, click here for low quality

DR SIGRIDUR LOA JONSDOTTIR (The State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre Iceland) explains how Simple Steps training resource is used in Iceland, click here for high quality, click here for low quality

DR JACQUELINE SCHENK (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherland) explains how Simple Steps training resource is used in Netherlands, click here  for high quality, click here for low quality

DR LISE ROLL-PETTERSSON (University of Stockholm, Sweden) explains the impact of Simple Steps in Sweden, click here for high quality, click here for low quality

DR NANNI PRESTI (The European Institute for the Study of Human Behavior, Italy) explains how Simple Steps training resource is used in Italy, click here for high quality, click here for low quality

DR STEPHEN GALLAGHER (University of Ulster) shows some examples from Simple Steps, click here for high quality, click here for low quality

For Flyer for this past event click  here.
For Book of abstracts from this past event click here.

Prof Bill Heward: Helping school-aged pupils with autism succeed in mainstream classrooms

To view handouts from the above event you may click here for part one and here for part two.

Prof Bill Heward: Using science to improve educational outcomes for all students

To view a video of the above workshop please click here, for the presentation please click here and to view a handout from the event click here.  This video is memory intensive, you can download the file and watch it at your leisure. Once the file is downloaded to your computer, it should play a lot more smoothly.  To download it, right-click on the video and click "save video as"  then save it to your desktop.  For high quality viewing, we recommend that videos are viewed using Quicktime player or VLC player.  Both these softwares are free and give excellent and reliable playback.

Professor Karola Dillenburger: A new look at a theory of autism

To view the article above please click here


We have collaborated in the design and production of the multi-media resource SIMPLE STEPS. This is presently available in 4 languages (English, German, Norwegian and Spanish). You can find the most up-to-date version of SIMPLE STEPS here If you have any questions please get in touch or ask the SSI team directly at

Aspergers Video

This short video was produced, recorded, and edited by Andrew together with his friend. Andrew gave permission to share his work with the QUART Centre. Click here to download the video.

Kayla's talk at APS/CEDP conference in Melbourne

Behavioural Gerontology in Dementia Care

Some concrete examples Professor Mark Mathews.

Addressing Challenged Behaviour and Sensory Issues

Bobby Newman on ASD.

Dr Dana Reinecke BCBA-D is an award winning trainer and teacher in ASD at the Sage Centre for Behaviour Analysis, New York. She addresses sensory issue and shows how to overcome barriers to learning. 

Dr Bobby Newman and Dr Dana Reinecke:  'Behavioural Detectives': Practical case studies in dealing with challenging behaviours'.

Evidence-based Interventions and Professional Certification

Dr Neil Martin (BCBA-D) has many years of experience in working directly with individuals and families affected by ASD and consulting with Education and HSC agencies.

Video Modelling

Dr Angelika Anderson and Prof Dennis Moore, Faculty of Education and Krongold Centre, Monash University, Australia.

Verbal Behaviour Analysis

Smita Awasthi (BCBA) Director of Behavior Momentum, Bangalore, India, is an internationally recognised autism expert, therapist and staff trainer.

Evidence-based Practice

Prof Karola Dillenburger on Evidence based practice: Behaviour Analytic interventions in ASD.

Launch of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis

Click here for the launch of Centre for Behaviour Analysis at 2nd QUART Conference 2012 by Professor Karola Dillenburger.

Effective Inclusion in Mainstream Classrooms

Dr Carl Hughes (BCBA-D, Bangor University, Wales) whose keynote address focused on teaching academic curriculum: Effective inclusion in mainstream classrooms. Dr Hughes discussed some of the key findings of behaviour analytic teaching methods, including Precision Teaching, in mainstream schools.

Building adaptive skills: Practice applications

Professor Mickey Keenan’s (BACB-D, University of Ulster) presentation outlined the importance of the scientific method when designing teaching and learning experiences and illustrated this with a number of practical participatory exercises.

International best practice: Examples from early intervention in Spain, Germany, France, and Greece

Aikaterini Dounavi (BCBA, QUB; University of Madrid) illustrated how behaviour analytic early intervention has been progressed in these countries and showed a number of videos from her own international practice.