Preparing Educators with Autism Knowledge and Skills (PEAKS)
The Preparing Educators with Autism Knowledge and Skills (PEAKS) is a three-phase professional development series for educators and related service providers who work with students with autism. PEAKS, Phase 1 will introduce evidence-based educational practices to improve academic, social, and other adaptive skills as well as reduce challenging behavior among students with autism in the classroom. The remaining optional phases will bolster the foundational knowledge developed in this series and provide consultation to overcome implementation barriers.
This course is the second phase of a three-phase series for educators who work with students with autism. This course is designed for the educator that completed Preparing Educators with Autism Knowledge and Skills (PEAKS), Part 1. The program will provide additional examples, demonstrations, and practice opportunities for topics introduced in Phase 1. In addition, the program will introduce educators to new approaches for instruction and behavior management. This course is specifically designed for special education teachers, autism specialists, behavior specialists, paraprofessionals, administrators, and other educators who work with students with autism of any age. Educators will learn strategies that will maximize learning outcomes for their students with autism.
This course contains content aligned with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Task List (2nd edition). Those who complete this 16-hour course will be eligible to complete two additional courses containing the remaining RBT Task List content. Together, this training program is based on the RBT Task List (2nd ed.) and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for RBT certification. The program is offered independent of the BACB.