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BEHP1128: The Pyramid Approach to Education: An Overview

Time limit: 60 days
3.5 credits

$45.50 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes
Credit: 3.5 Learning BACB CEs

 Andy Bondy, Ph.D.

Course Description: The pyramid approach shows how to create effective educational environments for students with autism or related developmental disabilities while attending to data collection and analysis. It systematically implements key elements from applied behavior analysis emphasizing functional communication. At the base, the pyramid education includes functional activities, reinforcement systems, communication/social skills and inappropriate behaviors and alternatives. Top elements include generalization, creating effective lessons, specific teaching strategies and minimizing and correcting errors.  


• Review the components of effective teaching environments.
• Understand the pyramid approach to education.
• Describe why we do what we do.
• Consider individual applications of the pyramid approach.
• Identify critical communication skills.
• Discuss how to construct a lesson plan that contains all of these components.

Keywords: Language, classroom, autism, teaching, communication, pyramid approach to education, generalization, reinforcement systems

Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis working with children with autism. 

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.


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No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.


These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)