ABA Parent Training Series

TCS recommends all practitioners obtain substantial training to shape their skills in recommending training from an anti-oppression lens. TCS also recognizes that due to systemic oppression and racism, clients who hold multiple marginalized identities are most at risk, and their caregiver training should be tailored with this reality in mind.

TCS institutes a trigger warning for some of the training titles and descriptions. Ableist content might be difficult for Autistic persons to view.

Many of the training topics available for purchase are defined as ableist when viewing the skill through certain lived experiences.TSC also ascertains they are necessary survival skills for BIPOC clients. TCS recommends practitioners exercise extreme caution and cultural humility when choosing programming. Practitioners should consider the need for a client/family from a low SES, culture, race, religion. Gabrielle Barrientos (BCBA/TCS co-owner), curriculum creator works with families from all over the globe who present with multiple intersecting identities to inform content development. TSC is available via the “contact us” feature on our website to discuss obtaining this training and to obtain mentorship regarding appropriate application of the curricula. It is important to view this library from outside a privileged western lens.

Practitioners should ensure proper assent and consent training and train caregivers in these skills.

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Download and individualize an 8 series PowerPoint parent training. Created by Gabrielle Barrientos MAE BCBA LBA IBA .

Each Training Contains:

  • Downloadable Powerpoints that you can edit or present as is
  • Pretest & Posttest to measure acquisition
  • Embedded videos to aid in comprehension of complex topics
  • Suggested take-home assignments for parents
  • Purchase individually or Bulk Pricing Available

Part 1: Autism: An Overview & What is ABA?

Presentation Objective: Parents will learn more about ASD. They will learn about ableism and identify the first language and receive an overview of ABA and parent expectations throughout service. Pre/posttest to measure acquisition and a suggested take-home assignment.

Part 2: Instructional Control, Reinforcement, & Contingencies

Presentation Objective: Parents will learn strategies to increase instructional control, the parameters of reinforcement, and how to strengthen appropriate behaviors. Pre/posttest to measure acquisition and a suggested take-home assignment. Embedded videos are available to support learning outcomes.

Part 3: ABCs of Behavior & Antecedent Strategies

Presentation Objective: Parents will learn about the ABCs of behavior. They will learn antecedent strategies to support positive outcomes. Pre/posttest to measure acquisition and a suggested take-home assignment. Embedded videos are available to support learning outcomes.

Part 4: Functions of Behavior & Extinction Procedures

Presentation Objective: Parents will learn about the functions of behavior, and how to manage problem behavior. Pre/posttest to measure acquisition and a suggested take home assignment. Embedded videos available to support learning outcomes.

Part 5: Data Collection

Presentation Objective: Parents will learn the basics of data collection, practice exercises and embedded videos available to support learning outcomes. Easy data collection procedures explained. Pre/posttest to measure acquisition and a suggested take home assignment.

Part 6: Prompting & Shaping

Presentation Objective: Parents will learn the basics of promoting and shaping, practice exercises and embedded videos available to support learning outcomes. Easy data collection procedures explained. Pre/posttest to measure acquisition and a suggested take home assignment.

Part 7: Task Analysis & Chaining Procedures

Presentation Objective: Parents will learn the basics of TAs and chaining procedures, practice exercises and embedded videos available to support learning outcomes. Easy data collection procedures explained. Pre/posttest to measure acquisition and a suggested take home assignment.

Bonus Training: Unwanted Effects of Punishment

Presentation Objective: Parents will learn more about the harmful effects of punishment, and will be given more training in how reinforcement will strengthen behavior. Pre/posttest to measure acquisition.

TCS/TABS acknowledges the historic and current harm of Applied Behavior Analysis. TABS and it’s founders, recognize the traditional prescription of practices through a racist, binary, homophobic, transphobic, and ableist lens. TABS continues to shape their practices by listening to, and learning from, the lived experiences of Autistic Self-Advocates. Futhermore, TABS recognizes the harm Applied Behavior Analysis played in the original creation of conversion therapy. Twice Affirming Behavioral Services stands with the LGBTQAI+ community and believes in order to work as agents of change, our roles are best served from within the field than outside of it. We are committed to providing an affirming environment for all.

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