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Well, there’s not much more I can do about the RBT Turnover situation in our field other than shedding light on companies that employ best practices and those on the opposite side of the spectrum.

Except this…

Special Learning is a content company. We’ve been developing professional development content, curriculum, and materials for over 12 years.

There’s research (Dr. Ronnie Detrich mentioned some but I forgot the studies) that shows that training directly impacts retention. We now know that too many RBTs without adequate foundational knowledge of ABA are left to their own devices without a lifeline. While we’re working to create the RBT lifeline (I need more volunteers please!), I will offer all the training materials that we have to any BT / RBT for free.

This is a partial listing of all our available titles. Send me an email to kchung@special-learning.com so that I can arrange for you to receive a promo code to access the training modules of your choice. You can choose as many as you want.

Sorry, it’s a long list and not categorized as well as it should be but you get the idea…



Parent Waitlist Program


November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Journey to Independence

Community-based program designed to support families on waitlist

Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

Mother Child
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