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RBT Turnover Solution. RBT LIFELINE. BCBA Volunteers Needed.

Who’s interested in volunteering their time if we create an International hotline for RBTs and BTs?

While there are systemic problems the industry needs to address – HR practices, Lack of training, lack of quality supervision, lack of systematic development programs for RBTs to add to the 40 hours, etc. and the bigger problem of the low bar for admitting new entrants into our field (high school degree and 40 hours) – there are things that we can put in place immediately to help address the quality issue.

If we created a hotline supported by a team of volunteer BCBAs with experience working in different settings with different populations (i.e. diversity) and made this hotline/lifeline available to RBTs and BTs, at least we can start to address the quality issue.

While I do realize that we have to be careful about not violating the Ethics Code, the benefit of being able to provide support collectively will show RBTs that we care about them. That their experience with unethical business practices doesn’t mean that BCBAs agree with the business practices. In fact, most BCBAs I know vehemently disagree with these policies but they’re not in a position to do anything.

I need to talk to my tech team to discuss how to implement such a system but in order for this to work, we need volunteers.

Send me an email with your CV and Cover if your’re interested in volunteering. My email is kchung@special-learning.com.



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
Special Learning’s Free Hotline

This is an independent SL Hotline that is part of our VCAT service. This hotline has no connection with any other association or membership group.

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