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BEHP1128: The Pyramid Approach to Education: An Overview is a Course

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

Note: The 60-day access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access. 

Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech will no longer offer extensions for new purchases.  Purchases made prior to this date will be eligible for an extension per the previous policy:

Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA Learning (type-2) on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again. 


For more information, to request an extension, or if you experience problems when registering, please email us at

Important note:  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.

Refund Policy

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)