RBT training and other resources now available through the new e-Learning platform for ABA providers
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Over the last ten years, the number of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has more than doubled. The number of professionals trained to support this population, while growing, lags the unprecedented need for educational and clinical services.
Trumpet Learning Center, launched March 21st, is a comprehensive e-learning platform designed to deliver high-quality online training for those who work with or care for individuals with ASD.
Trumpet Learning Center’s training content is developed by a team of doctoral and masters-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts with over 55 years combined experience. Trumpet Learning Center offers content for clinical professionals and parents that incorporates instructional design best practices for simplicity and information retention.
Dr. Linda LeBlanc, Trumpet’s Executive Director of Research and Clinical Services and Dr. Tina Goldsmith, Trumpet’s Director of Training lead the development of the content. Both are licensed clinical psychologists and doctoral level board certified behavior analysts with extensive experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
ABA is an evidence-based approach to understanding and changing behavior and is endorsed by the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and U.S. Surgeon General.
Says LeBlanc, “Each of the modules we’ve created is based on behavior analytic research, much of which is published in industry journals. Our use of video, along with instructional design, makes our e-learning content engaging, dynamic, and easy to learn and retain.”
Goldsmith, the lead project manager for Trumpet Learning Center, echoes LeBlanc’s thoughts.
“At Trumpet Behavioral Health, we train hundreds of clinical service providers each year to implement evidence-based practices, and we’ve thoughtfully designed our training curriculum to ensure that our providers deliver exemplary assessment and treatment services. Our training curriculum has proven to be successful at TBH, and now we’re excited to share it with other ABA providers.”
Trumpet Learning Center’s content includes a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the training standards of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s newest credential, the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).
Trumpet’s e-learning courses developed for those seeking the RBT certification are structured to progressively build the knowledge and competence needed to provide evidence-based services to individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities.
The RBT certification, launched in 2014, is the most widely-recognized and rapidly-growing credential in ABA for direct service providers, with over 17,000 registered professionals at the start of 2016.
Lani Fritts, Chief Executive Officer of Trumpet Behavioral Health, describes the need for the new platform.
“Rising diagnostic rates and medical insurance coverage of Applied Behavior Analysis for the Autism population has dramatically increased the need for highly trained clinicians. Trumpet’s professional development content is based on the latest research and our e-learning platform is designed to efficiently provide a high quality learning experience with competency testing that enables our team members to achieve the best possible clinical outcomes. We are very proud to offer this platform to the broader ABA provider community through the Trumpet Learning Center.”
For more information on Trumpet Learning Center training modules, content developer biographies, and more, visit www.TrumpetLearningCenter.com or call
About Trumpet Learning Center’s Leadership Team
Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the Executive Director of Research and Clinical Services at Trumpet Behavioral Health. Dr. LeBlanc is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral, a Licensed Psychologist, and a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
She has published over 85 articles and book chapters and is a current associate editor of Education and Treatment of Children and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, as well as a former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice.
Dr. LeBlanc received her Ph.D. in 1996 from Louisiana State University and previously served on the psychology faculties at Claremont McKenna College from 1997-1999, Western Michigan University from 1999-2008, and Auburn University from 2009-2012.
Tina Goldsmith, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the Director of Training at Trumpet Behavioral Health. Dr. Goldsmith is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and the primary project manager for Trumpet Learning Center.
She has authored over a half-dozen peer-reviewed journal publications, a book chapter, and various other professional, published writings. She has presented her research at both national and international conferences and has given numerous invited guest lectures. Dr. Goldsmith has served as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, and Education and Treatment of Children, and as an editorial board member for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Dr. Goldsmith received her Ph.D. at Western Michigan University, pre-doctoral clinical training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and post-doctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine. She then spent four years on faculty at the University of New Mexico where she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.
About Trumpet Behavioral Health
Trumpet Behavioral Health (TBH) offers evidenced-based behavioral health services to children and adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our team of over 850 board certified clinicians and trained professionals focuses on maximizing the potential of the individuals, families, and professionals we serve.
Through clinical research, TBH strives to establish the most effective and efficient treatments as standard practice. TBH is a privately held company providing clinical services in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, and Wyoming.