ABA, FIELDWORK: THE BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS TECHNICIAN.

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ABA, FIELDWORK: THE BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS TECHNICIAN.

The Behavior Analysis Technician (TAC) commonly referred to as “the ABA worker/therapist” is a key figure within the work team that takes charge of the user. It is the figure who works directly in the field and therefore must implement the planned interventions based on the application of Behavior Analysis.

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In order to become a certified TAC it is necessary to attend a Course (among those suggested by the recognized bodies) that includes lectures, internship supervised by a certified Behavior Analyst and a final exam.

The technician must acquire skills that pertain to:

know the general principles of behavior analysis
know and implement the procedures set forth in ABA,
adhere to the user’s individualized curriculum and goals defined by the Analyst
identify problem behaviors and know how to do a functional analysis
monitor through data sockets the objectives
intervene in the contexts of life in which the user is inserted (school, family….) in order to ensure consistency and continuity of education in the project initiated for each child and young person

  • know the general principles of behavior analysis
  • know and implement the procedures set forth in ABA,
    adhere to the user’s individualized curriculum and goals defined by the Analyst
  • identify problem behaviors and know how to do a functional analysis
    monitor through data sockets the objectives
  • intervene in the contexts of life in which the user is inserted (school, family….) in order to ensure consistency and continuity of education in the project initiated for each child and young person

We posed a series of questions to a professional with a TAC title who works at an Association of Parents with Children with Disabilities and is part of a team that includes in addition to behavior technicians, an Assistant Behavior Analyst and a Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Her first-hand experience here:

Why the choice to become a Behavior Analysis technician?

I strongly believe that through Applied Behavior Analysis we can dramatically improve the quality of life for children and families who experience a “unique” reality full of obstacles.

My goal is to work so that these kids can become an active and integral part of their social context.

Becoming a behavior analysis technician has allowed me to deepen, acquire, and apply specific knowledge.

Work within a team. How does work coordination occur?

After taking charge of the user following an initial assessment, the Analyst prepares the individualized project with specific goals. I believe that the communication between the technician and his colleagues, the Assistant Analyst and the Behavior Analyst, is fundamental to carry out the project. It is an indispensable network that obviously involves the family and also other figures who are part of the child’s or young person’s life.

My task is to create all the optimal conditions to welcome the user by preparing the necessary material and data sockets for the work session.

Teamwork is crucial at every stage, the comparison between the various professionals allows us to be efficient and effective in the management of the case.

Working in “science and conscience”. How?

“Science and conscience”: a combination driven by integrity and ethical and moral responsibility.

I’m 37 years old, I’ve been working for many years in the disability field, I’m convinced that to be useful you need to have respect for yourself and others, a great sense of responsibility and do your job with passion and dedication and above all continuing to study and acquire skills and knowledge of proven scientific effectiveness.

ABA is a science and therefore requires collection of information and data that is measurable, quantifiable, and replicable. What happens in the field?

The collection of information and data is the basis of our work, it allows us to monitor the objectives, to be clear about what we are doing and how we are proceeding.

During each session we are “flanked” by binders that contain a user database: data sockets to be filled in during or at the end of the work. An archive of data and information that accompanies the user and is shared among the technicians who work with the same user and the Analyst on a constant basis.

What could ABACO contribute to your work??

Abaco would make a huge contribution to our work and the reasons are obvious.

At the operational level, it would allow us to simplify and at the same time make our work more efficient: binders that increase in volume, cards that multiply, difficulty in consulting them, time taken to record data… I could go on and on….

A system like Abaco simplifies in a decisive way the comparison and control of data by all the figures that deal with the user, making the work of ‘team immediate, simple and clear.

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Abaco would allow immediate accessibility to data and ease in filling out data-taking forms.

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