BI Workshops

  • Autism BC has offered year-round Behavioural Interventionist (BI) Basic Training workshops in Greater Vancouver for the past 15 years. In 2015, Autism BC expanded the workshops to communities throughout the province to help increase much needed professional support for families outside of the Lower Mainland.

    The two-day training on the implementation of behavioural autism treatments is run by highly experienced behavioural consultants. Content includes introductory and intermediate level of core of ABA Therapies teachings, readying professionals to work on home-based behavioral intervention teams, and educating parents and community workers on the practice.

    Day 1: Introduction to Behaviour Intervention

    This introductory session covers the core elements of discrete trial teaching, functions of behaviour, reinforcement techniques, prompting techniques, ethics and data collection.

    Day 2: Mechanics of ABA Therapy and Behaviour Intervention

    On day, two participants learn about antecedent and established operations, reinforcement assessment of preferences, token economies, prompting and fading techniques, and data analysis.

    Who should attend Autism BC’s Behaviour Intervention Workshop?

    • Individuals interested in working with a home-based behaviour intervention team under the supervision of an ABA Consultant and Lead Therapist
    • Parents and professionals looking to gain a better understanding of ABA Therapy

    What is a Behavioural Interventionist?

    The role of a Behaviour Interventionist (BI) is to assist families with implementing an individualized intervention plan for their child with ASD. The BI works one-on-one with the individual with ASD and uses teaching methods to target specific behaviours and achieve goals as directed by the Behavioural Consultant. The BI collects data, monitors and records the individual’s progress for the family/team.

    About the Speakers

    Fay Yen

    Fay is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with over 14 years of experience in the field of autism.  She has worked primarily with families in private practice from age 2-16 year old.  Fay works and collaborates with  family members and school teams to support learning as well as challenging behaviours.

    Fay has successfully improved many challenging behaviours including: food selectivity, potty training, tantrums, speech, communication, lack of social skills and learning delays in various degrees on the spectrum.  She holds a Masters Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from St. Cloud University and a Bachelor Arts Degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University.

    Lindsay Parrott

    Lindsay Parrott is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She designs comprehensive applied behaviour analytic or ABA programs for students diagnosed with autism in the home, school and community settings.  Lindsay has worked with students ranging from 20 months to 20 years old in all areas of the autism spectrum.

    Lindsay completed a Masters of Education degree in Special Education with a Concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Criminology from the University of the Fraser Valley.

    Julee Bassetto

    Julee Bassetto is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She designs comprehensive applied behaviour analytic or ABA programs for students diagnosed with autism in the home, school and community settings.  Julee has worked with students ranging from 21 months to 27 years old in all areas of the autism spectrum.

    In addition to providing behaviour analytic services to individuals diagnosed with autism, Julee also teaches the Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis course at Surrey College which is designed to teach people how to be qualified support workers for students with autism within the Surrey School District.

    Julee completed a Master of Education degree in Developmental Disabilities with a Concentration in Autism at the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from University of Fraser Valley.

    List of Upcoming BI Workshops

    Click here to view upcoming workshops.

    If you have questions about this program please email events@autismbc.ca or call 1-888-437-0880.