Behavior Specialist may serve in the following roles:
BCBA: A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) uses their extensive skill set to determine the function of a student’s behavior, then creates and implements a behavior plan, which is unique to each child. The BCBA’s goal is to address skills in the areas of functional communication, social skills, following directions, and more. Services from a BCBA may take place in the school setting, the home, or in the community.
BCaBA: A Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) works under the supervision of a BCBA to implement behavior plans, collect data, and maintain treatment records. This highly skilled individual can provide direct services to students and supervise Registered Behavior Technicians.
RBT: A Registered Behavior Technician is a paraprofessional who provides clients with day to day behavior support, implements the Behavior Plan as determined by the BCBA, and collects relevant data. An RBT works under the supervision of the BCBA.