Services: Registered Behavior Technician Services
Registered Behavior Technicians provide in-home and community-based one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children on the autism spectrum. Our services are exclusively in-home and community-based, so scheduling is flexible.
According to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), a Registered Behavior TechnicianTM (RBTTM) is “a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services.”
RBT services are Florida Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver approved. These services include one-on-one activities related to the delivery of behavior analytic services, as defined under RBT Services and Assessment, and are designated in and required by a behavior analysis service plan. Activities include monitoring of behavior analysis services, the implementation of behavioral procedures for acquisition of replacement skills and reduction of problematic behaviors, data collection and display (e.g., graphics) as authorized by a recipient’s behavior analysis service plan, and assisting the person certified as a behavior analyst or licensed under Chapter 490 or 491, F.S., in training of caregivers. The behavior analysis service plan must be designed, implemented, monitored, and approved in accordance with rule 65G- 4.009, F.A.C.
RBT services are designed for recipients for whom traditional residential habilitation services have been documented as unsuccessful or are considered to be inappropriate for health or safety reasons. In addition, RBT services are designed for children for whom in-home behavioral services are likely to be more effective and less restrictive. Services should be provided for a limited time and discontinued as the support persons gain skills and abilities to assist the recipient to function in more independent and less challenging ways. RBT services for children should supplement and support, transfer stimulus control and generalize behavior change, the acquisition and reduction plans designed and implemented by the primary source of services for children, the education system.
MTS Health Services provides Behavior Technician staff who meet the eligibility requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.