Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Public Education: Rationale and Guidelines

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June 5, 2017

As the number of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) has grown, so has the need for effective educational interventions. Addressing the needs of students with autism is best accomplished through a team approach and a key member of that team can be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This guide describes the role of BCBAs, the educational path toward achieving this designation, standards of practice for behavior analysts, and guidelines for educational practice.