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Professionals 20 October 2021
The ABA field is expanding; now is the best time to be a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), RBTs are expected to see significant job growth between 2018 and 2028. A measure of economic health, job growth in the ABA industry will likely coincide with an increase in RBT salaries, especially in California’s biggest cities. That’s welcome news after a year of economic stagnation and uncertainty.  Keep reading to learn more about R
Professionals 13 October 2021
You’ve trained and studied extra hard to reach this moment - the moment you put your knowledge to the test and take the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) exam. Once you pass the exam, you can begin working as an RBT. Keep reading to learn all the ins and outs of the RBT exam. In addition to the training and practice opportunities Therapeutic Pathways provides, we’ll show you what’s on the exam and how you can best prepare for examination day. Let’s dive into the RBT exam. What
Professionals 11 October 2021
Paulina Casillas joined Therapeutic Pathways just under a year ago, and she works hard to further her career by earning certifications and relevant academic credentials. Paulina has always been interested in helping others. A graduate of Las Positas College, she is currently enrolled at California State University - East Bay where she’s working toward a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. A resident of Fremont, California, Paulina enjoys helping children develop necessary life skills. She
Professionals 4 October 2021
After dedicating years of your life to training and study, you don’t want to settle for just any employer. ABA professionals are hardworking individuals who deserve to feel respected, valued, and fairly compensated for their work. Whether you’re a certified ABA professional actively searching for a new job or a college student weighing your career options, Therapeutic Pathways will provide the support, encouragement, and professional development opportunities to advance your career so you
Professionals 15 September 2021
The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Competency Assessment is one of the requirements to become an RBT. The assessment contains a total of 20 tasks to complete and is administered by a board-certified professional. Let us help you prepare for the test. Keep reading to learn what’s expected to successfully pass your assessment the first time. Visit our website to learn more about being an RBT at a renowned autism center like Therapeutic Pathways. What is a Competency Assessment? Simila
Professionals 7 September 2021
Before taking the competency assessment and written examination for certification, Registered Behavior Technicians go through rigorous training under close supervision of other Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals. RBT training covers all tasks included in the RBT Task List (2nd edition), published by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). The Task List is a valuable resource that highlights various concepts that the RBT must be familiar with in order to provide effective,
Professionals 3 September 2021
This month, we’re giving a shoutout to Laura Medina for her hard work and dedication in her role at Therapeutic Pathways. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Laura was hired at Therapeutic Pathways as a Registered Behavior Technician, and was then promoted to Lead Behavior Technician. She excelled in that position too and was promoted to Program Assistant, her current role since November 2020. As Program Assistant at the East Bay center, Laura works closely with R
Professionals 3 September 2021
This month, we’re turning the spotlight on Ryan Covington Garcia, a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) at Therapeutic Pathways.  Ryan joined as a Behavior Technician in early 2020, working closely with supervisors and training diligently. He is now a certified RBT, and Therapeutic Pathways is grateful for the energy, empathy, and reliability that Ryan extends every day to his clients and coworkers. A dedicated go-getter, Ryan says his motivation lies in having the opportunity to make
Professionals 24 August 2021
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re trying to decide where you should train to become a registered behavior technician (RBT). Or, you might just be scoping out career options. In any case, congratulations! You’ve discovered one of the most rewarding and stimulating career paths in the industry. Keep reading to learn more about the responsibilities and day-to-day functions of RBTs, then head over to our Careers page to view our open positions. We’re looking to fill RBT p
Professionals 11 July 2021
This month we’re proud to introduce Michael Quan, a Clinical Assistant at the East Bay Kendall Center. A passionate seven-year veteran of Therapeutic Pathways, Michael has dedicated himself to improving lives since he was hired as a Behavior Technician in 2014. Michael quickly ascended the ranks at Therapeutic Pathways, excelling as a BT, then as Staff Development Assistant, a position he held for two years before being promoted to Program Assistant. Of his promotions, Michael says he’
1. How old is your child or dependent?

2. What are your goals for your child?

3. Has your child been given a formal diagnosis of autism?

4. What types of behavior is your child demonstrating?





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Readiness

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Readiness program. This individualized, evidence-based program teaches young children skills they need to accelerate their learning and gain independence. Using imitation and naturalistic learning techniques, your child will develop useful skills in the areas of speech and language, cognition, and self-awareness. A program for children ages 0-3. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Foundations

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Foundations program. This program gives preschool and school-age children the structure to achieve important social, emotional, and intellectual milestones, helping them test within their peers’ range. With 25+ hours of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy per week, your child will develop social skills and better self-awareness for school and home. A program for children ages 4-7. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Breakthroughs

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Breakthroughs program. Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, this program removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships. A program for children ages 8-11.

Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Interactions program. Through guided social skills groups twice a week, this program helps improve social functioning in children ages 5 to 16. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

Independence

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Independence program. Geared toward older children, this program includes more in-depth skills that will help your child function independently. Taught skills include functional communication, self-management, and financial literacy. A program for individuals ages 12-25. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Your Child My Be Suited to Multiple Programs

Independence

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Independence program. Geared toward older children, this program includes more in-depth skills that will help your child function independently. Taught skills include functional communication, self-management, and financial literacy. A program for individuals ages 12-25. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Breakthroughs and/or Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited to the Breakthroughs or Interactions programs. These programs treat similar symptoms, so Therapeutic Pathways will need to meet with you and your child before we can place them within the appropriate program.

Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, Breakthroughs removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships.

Through guided social skills groups twice a week, Interactions helps improve social functioning in children. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

*This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Your Child My Be Suited to Multiple Programs

Breakthroughs and/or Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited to the Breakthroughs or Interactions programs. These programs treat similar symptoms, so Therapeutic Pathways will need to meet with you and your child before we can place them within the appropriate program.

Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, Breakthroughs removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships.

Through guided social skills groups twice a week, Interactions helps improve social functioning in children. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

*This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.