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Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

Administered by NWESD


  • Robin Talley


"Forty years of single-subject-design research testifies to the efficacy of time-limited focused applied behavior analysis methods in reducing or eliminating specific problem behaviors and in teaching new skills to children and adults with autism or other developmental disorders." (National Research Council 2001)

The quote above summarizes what experts in the field of developmental disabilities have acknowledged for some time: instructional strategies utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are both effective and evidence-based. Practitioners working with special populations may find that a refresher in the specific methodologies used in ABA is warranted; others might be seeking to develop their expertise for the first time.

This rigorous 40 hour* course is designed to provide those with and without previous experience with the opportunity to demonstrate both knowledge and application of these strategies. Participants will receive instruction through a cooperative partnership between the University of Washington Autism Center and Northwest Educational Service District 189. Instruction is provided on-site in Anacortes as well as through online sessions. Additional assignments are also required. Participants will be required to attend all sessions and complete all assignments in order to receive the full allocation of available clock hours and the certificate of completion. Participants in this training will:

  • Examine and apply instructional strategies utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Collect and analyze student data.
  • Develop intervention and instructional plans based upon data collection.

*Instruction provided in this course meets the coursework requirements for those pursuing Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Certification. Other requirements apply and those interested in pursuing this option are encouraged to visit this website for additional requirements: Pursuit of RBT certification is not required nor is it necessary for educational staff providing instruction utilizing the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.


Please contact Kristi for assistance with registration or if you have any questions.


1601 R Avenue Anacortes WA 98221


  • Thu, October 4 2018 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu, October 18 2018 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu, November 1 2018 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu, November 15 2018 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu, November 29 2018 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu, December 13 2018 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM


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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: 32535
40.00 Clock Hours $120.00


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