Online CEU Courses and Free Resources
Here you can find our online training courses for BACB certificants and ABA students in behavioural gerontology. We also have a free resources to help you if you want to learn more about or move into work using ABA with older adults.
Online CEU Courses In Behavioural Gerontology
Introduction to Behavioural Gerontology (2 BACB CEUs)
Our Introduction to Behavioural Gerontology Course is the perfect introduction to the field of behavioural gerontology for any ABA students or BACB certificants who have trained in working with other populations (such as people with ASD and IDD). The course is approximately 2 hours in duration and you will earn 2 BACB CEUs for completing this course and passing the mini assessments. A certificate will be sent to the email address you signed up with after completion of the assessments. After purchasing the course you will have access for 90 days. Learn more about the course and view our FAQs here.
Understanding Dementia (3 BACB CEUs)
Our Understanding Dementia course is designed to give you the foundational knowledge needed to understand what dementia is from a behaviour-analytic conceptualisation, the research evidence for this understanding, and the implications for practice. The course is approximately 2.5 hours in duration and you will earn 3 BACB CEUs for completing this course, reading the articles and passing the mini assessments. A certificate will be sent to the email address you signed up with after completion of the assessments. After purchasing the course you will have access for 90 days. Learn more about the course and view our FAQs here.
Behavioural Interventions for Adults with Dementia (2.5 CEUs)
Our Behavioural Interventions for Adults with Dementia Course builds on our Introduction to Behavioural Gerontology course and our Understanding Dementia course. In this course, we explore how we approach behaviours that challenge by adults with dementia, important considerations before intervention, and the types of interventions that have been used in the literature. We go through some of the most common behavioural challenges shown by adults with dementia such as aggression and agitation, wandering, exiting and hoarding and look at the behavioural research that has worked to reduce these behaviours. We also cover how we assess behaviours that challenge in adults with dementia focusing on the challenges of observations and experimental functional analysis and other useful assessments. We expect this course to take just over 2 and a half hours to complete and you will earn 2.5 BACB CEUs for completing the course and passing the mini assessments. A certificate will be sent to the email address you signed up with after completion of the assessments. After purchasing the course you will have access for 90 days. Learn more about the course and view our FAQs here.
Behavioural Gerontology and Dementia Bundle (7.5 CEUs)
Here is an opportunity for you to purchase three of our courses together at a discounted price! Instead of £112, if you purchase all three at once, you only pay £90, saving you 20%! The bundle starts with our first course 'Introduction to Behavioural Gerontology'. This course introduces you to the concepts of applied behaviour analysis with older adults. Our second course 'Understanding Dementia' conceptualises dementia from a behaviour analytic viewpoint and introduces what can be found in the literature. Finally, our third course 'Behavioural Interventions for Adult with Dementia' looks at which interventions can be used for people with dementia who are experiencing problems with behaviours. Once you have purchased this bundle you will have access to all 3 courses for 270 days.
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Free Behavioural Gerontology Resources
The question we most get asked by BCBAs and ABA students is "what should I do to move into behavioural gerontology?"
To answer this question, we've put together a workbook that guides you through some first steps we think will be really helpful if you are interested in working with older adults. Click the link above to download your complimentary copy of the workbook.
This reference list is packed with over 30 pages of scientific article references that use behaviour analysis to work with older adults. We hope this is a useful study aid for anyone who is new to behavioural gerontology, learning about it in their class or just wants a handy list to browse.
Despite including over 170 individual references, we know that this reference list only touches the tip of the iceberg of what's out there in behavioural gerontology, but we hope it's a useful start to bust the myth that there's barely any research into ABA with older adults!
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