Children participate in 15 to 30 hours per week of one-on-one ABA therapy with a trained behavioral health technician (BHT-ABA). All BHT-ABAs complete state required initial and ongoing training, including the 40-hour Registered Behavior Technician course. Many behavior technicians have formal training in ABA and are pursuing master’s degrees in ABA or a related field with ABA coursework.
Behavior technicians implement the treatment plan, collect data, and address the child’s behavioral needs through incidental teaching, discrete trial training, mand training, natural environment teaching, and functional communication training. Goals are addressed by following the child’s interest and embedding targets in play.