A BCBA is a caring and knowledgeable professional who specializes in helping individuals with autism. They use a science-based approach called applied behavior analysis (ABA) to understand and change behavior.
BCBAs are dedicated to helping people with developmental differences reach their full potential with kindness, compassion, and expertise. They are an important part of the team that works to make sure that everyone gets the care and support they need to succeed.
BCBAs work with other professionals, such as Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs), to create and implement individualized plans that help individuals achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. They monitor progress closely to make sure that the plan is working and make changes as needed.
To become a BCBA, one needs to have a master's degree in behavior analysis or a related field, complete supervised experience hours, and pass a certification exam. In some locations, there may also be additional requirements.