The content of Behavior Frontiers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Training Program with an Autism Specialization is listed in 15 Units below. Those interested in learning more about each topic can click on each unit to view a video preview from that unit. Once a participant has taken either a seminar or the online training, then they may access this page to view full length videos for 1-year.

Training Manual

Training Maual Registered participants can print this comprehensive, 48-page training manual, which can be used to follow along and take notes in while watching the videos.

>> Download Sample Training Manual for Unit 1: Autistic Disorder.

Data Sheets

Participants may also download these helpful forms to use for training and in practice.

  • ABC Narrative Data Sheet
  • DTT Data Sheet
  • DTT Graph
  • DTT Summary Sheet
  • Duration Data Sheet
  • Event Recording Data Sheet
  • Lesson Checklist
  • Naturalistic Teaching Data Sheet
  • Partial-Interval Recording Data Sheet
  • Partial-Interval Recording Graph
  • Partial-Interval Recording Summary Sheet
  • Task Analysis Data Sheet

Video List

  • Introduction

  • Unit 1: Autistic Disorder
    A thorough description of all the diagnostic characteristics of autism shown in videos of students demonstrating the symptoms

  • Unit 2: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
    An overview of how all people learn each day through interactions with their surrounding environment

  • Increasing Appropriate Behaviors

  • Unit 3: Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT)
    • Section 1: The Discrete Trial, SD, & Response
      Descriptions and guidelines regarding how to teach students new skills using the first two components of the discrete trial
      • The Descrete Trial - Definition
      • DTT Settings
      • Descrimitative Stimulus - Definition
      • SD Guidelines & Examples
      • Response - Definition
    • Section 2: Reinforcement
      Detailed information on how to reward students in order to increase their appropriate behaviors
      • Reinforcement - Definition
      • Unconditioned Reinforcers
      • Conditioned Reinforcers
      • Reinforcement Guidelines
    • Section 3: Other Reinforcement Concepts
      Useful information on how often to reward your student, as well as options on how to present rewards using the Premack Principle and token systems
      • Schedules of Reinforcement - Definitionn
      • Premack Principle
      • Token Economy - Definition & Advantages
    • Section 4: Motivation
      Explanations of how students are motivated, as well as guidelines on how instructors can increase motivation
      • Motivation Operations - Definition
      • Establishing Operation - Definition
      • Abolishing Operation - Definition
      • MO Guidelines
    • Section 5: Preference Assessments and Inter-trial Interval
      Ideas on how to figure out what your student likes before beginning a learning situation, as well as how to transition in between learning trials
      • Preference Assessment - Definition
      • Testing - Definition & Examples
      • Observing - Definition & Examples
      • Asking - Definition & Examples
      • Inter-trial Interval - Definition

  • Unit 4: Prompting, Fading, & Differential Reinforcement
    Numerous examples on how to help students learn to respond correctly, as well as the key to helping students become independent

  • Unit 5: Discrimination Teaching & Probing
    Helpful guidelines on how to teach students to identify the difference between new concepts, as well as ways to figure out what students still need to learn

  • Unit 6: Shaping, Chaining, & Task Analysis
    Information on how to break complex skills down into teachable parts, as well has how to link those parts back together to teach the entire skill

  • Unit 7: Generalization
    Ideas on how to encourage students to use their new skills in the natural setting and over time once formal instruction is done

  • Unit 8: Data Collection for Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT)
    Detailed instructions on how to take and graph data in order to track student's day-to-day progress

  • Unit 9: Verbal Behavior
    An overview of how language functions as behavior, as well as descriptions of the different types of verbal behavior students can learn

  • Unit 10: Naturalistic Teaching Strategies (NATS)
    Various methods and examples of how to teach students new skills, including verbal behavior, in their natural setting

  • Decreasing Problem Behaviors

  • Unit 11: Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
    Essential information on why problem behaviors occur, which is helpful in choosing interventions to reduce those problem behaviors

  • Unit 12: Reductive Interventions
    • Section 1: Extinction
      A variety of examples on how to reduce problems behaviors by not allowing students to be rewarded for problem behaviors
      • Extinction - Definition
      • Attention Extinction
      • Tangible Extinction
      • Escape Extinction
      • Extinction Burst - Definition
    • Section 2: Differential Reinforcement Procedures
      Even more examples on how to reduce problem behaviors by teaching students appropriate behaviors while not rewarding their problem behaviors
      • Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior (DRA) - Definition
      • Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior (DRO) - Definition & Procedure
      • DRI - Behavior Function: Automatic Sensory Input
      • DRI - Behavior Function: Tangible
      • DRI - Behavior Function: Attention
      • Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behavior (DRI) - Definition
      • DRA - Behavior Function: Escape
      • DRA - Behavior Function: Automatic Sensory Input
      • DRA - Behavior Function: Tangible
      • DRA - Behavior Function: Attention
      • Differential Reinforcement of Low Rates of Behavior (DRL) - Definition & Procedure
    • Section 3: Antecedent Interventions
      Techniques for preventing problem behaviors from occurring in the first place
      • Antecedent Interventions - Definition
      • Noncontingent Reinforcement (NCR) - Definition & Procedure
      • Behavioral Momentum - Definition & Procedure
      • Functional Communication Teaching (FCT) - Definition & Examples

  • Unit 13: Other Reductive Interventions
    A summary of how and when interventions, such as time out and response cost, might be used to reduce problem behaviors

  • Unit 14: Data Collection for Problem Behaviors
    Options on how to collect and graph data to show that problem behaviors are reducing

  • Unit 15: Ethical Considerations
    Highlights on how to act ethically to ensure appropriate service delivery and protection for those involved in the behavior intervention program

  • Conclusion & Next Steps

Professionally Produced Videos

In order to ensure that our videos are of the highest quality to impart the necessary information for participants to learn new skills, Behavior Frontiers contracts with a professional film production company, Five Thirty Films, to produce our video series. We are extremely grateful for all of the hard work and effort that the film crew put in over the last year to make these videos a reality. In particular, we would like to thank the director, producer, production manager, cinematographers, camera operators, sound mixer, art director, art assists, make-up artist, production assistants, editor, assistant editors, 2D animator, composer, sound engineer, and voice-over artist, whose combined efforts helped create the most professional, high-quality ABA training videos available.

A Sincere Thank You

Behavior Frontiers would also like to express our sincere appreciation to all of the families and employees who participated in the production of this video series. Your willingness to participate in this project has already begun to help so many others learn how to better understand and successfully interact with children with autism and other special needs.