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Focused's Strong Foundation

At Focused, we're proud that we get to engage and employ the best staff in a given market. That said, we thought it would be helpful to share an overview regarding their roles, and our training processes.

BCBA is an acronym meaning Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Within an ABA program, the BCBA develops client treatment plans and then oversees the implementation of these treatment plans. These treatment plans include all the behavior reduction and skill acquisition goals in place for each individual whom we serve. All BCBA candidates go through the rigor of a master's program, and then they complete an additional 1500 hours of practicum time supervised by an experienced BCBA. Once these requirements are complete, the BCBA candidate can move onto the next step-THE EXAM. This is no small endeavor. Most BCBA candidates study hours and hours, often months before their exam. The most effective BCBA candidates study with diligence not because passing the exam is their concern, but rather because their goal is to become a stellar clinician; a clinician who is prepared and ready to endure the challenges ahead. Once the BCBA candidate passes the exam, they're board certified and officially a BCBA! I know how good that FEELS, so it's quite an exciting moment in one's career. Not only are our BCBAs qualified, but they're incredible, HIGH-character individuals. You deserve that, and we demand it. If you want to know more about what a BCBA is and WHY you need one on your team, click here.

RBT is an acronym meaning Registered Behavior Technician. The RBT is a certification granted by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to persons who, after completing 40-hours of training and passing a proctored exam, can deliver services to children with autism while under the close and ongoing supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). The RBT is a position responsible for delivering 1:1 instruction, implementing behavior plans developed by the BCBA, collecting data, and maintaining a professional relationship with parents and other services.

At Focused, we believe in providing ongoing training to our staff members so that they have the skills they need to confident and skilled with a range of skills. Additionally, our staff complete quarterly evaluations which guides the accuracy and independence in implemented these ABA methods with clients, communicating with families and co-workers, and reporting.

Focused loves our staff, and so we wanted to take a moment to share with you how special they are to us, and how grateful we are that they call Focused home. As always, please let us know how we could better serve you!

This post is dedicated to Bree, Maya, Emma, Kristopher, Jonah, Calvin, Leah, Brent, Kathy, Wendi, John, Brandon, Martha, Madi,

Charles, and Sara. We're so very glad that you've entrusted your careers to us and are thankful for everything you do!


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