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Behavior Analyst Certification Board®

Task List for Board Certified Behavior Analysts®

Working with Persons with Autism©

CONTENT AREA A:  COMMUNICATE THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF AUTISM TO THE AUTISM COMMUNITY, CONSUMERS AND THE PUBLIC

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TASK

A-1

Discuss key historical events with the autism community, consumers, and the public.

A-2

Discuss current and local cultural conditions influencing treatment choices for autism.

A-3

Explain myths, fads, and controversies to consumers and the public.

A-4

Discuss movements, legislation, and legal issues with consumers and the public.

CONTENT AREA B:  ASSESS, DESIGN, AND IMPLEMENT INTERVENTIONS TAILORED TO CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTISM AND INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM

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TASK

B-1

Understand general considerations.

B-2

Understand diagnostic practices and their implications; communicate to consumers and others.

B-3

Identify associated characteristics and conditions.

CONTENT AREA C:  Extract Relevant Information from Various Sources for Planning Interventions and Communicating with Consumers

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TASK

C-1

Research the relevance, reliability, validity, and proper use of various assessment instruments.

C-2

Understand limitations of norm-referenced measures for drawing inferences about behavior and planning intervention.

C-3

Extract relevant information from the following assessments to establish behavior analytic and collaborative intervention priorities:

communication skills assessments

mental health assessments

vocational skills assessments

adaptive skills assessments

motor skills assessments

academic skills assessments

cognitive skills assessments

developmental skills assessments

behavior problem checklists and other instruments

social skills assessments

medical and quasi-medical assessments

C-4

Research best scientific evidence regarding validity and necessity of medical and "biomedical" tests, limitations of inferences that can be drawn from them.

CONTENT AREA D:  Explain Diagnostic Procedures

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TASK

D-1

Communicate status of current research on etiology.

D-2

Summarize diagnostic criteria - current and evolving.

D-3

Extract relevant information from diagnostic tools to establish behavior analytic and collaborative intervention priorities.

D-4

Distinguish among diagnostic categories.

D-5

Identify common co-morbid conditions.

D-6

Summarize information regarding epidemiology for consumers, public, etc.

D-7

Explain clinical, legal, educational, and research implications.

D-8

Refer consumers to professionals who can diagnose.

D-9

Use screening tools.

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