She just didn’t get it – and it was my fault!.
And I felt like a failure.
I was shocked when I walked into a clinic room to see one of the BCBA candidates I was working with giving one of the kids a piggy back ride. The learner’s plan included strategies to improve transitions but did not include piggy back rides. More concerning was this learner’s tendency to bite. I told the staff that carrying the child on her back presented an opportunity for the child to bite her and it put unnecessary strain on her back as he was 60 pounds of energy.
She could have been seriously hurt.
When I intervened she gave me her standard response: “I had a plan, you interrupted my plan.”
So did I, but it just wasn’t working!
After that, things escalated. She expressed frustration with my supervision style and I responded by saying that it’s my job to provide feedback and guidance. The conversation, while mostly professional, took a less-than supportive turn. She nearly left our company and I felt completely unable to reach her.
Clearly I needed to make a change. I took a step back, spent time reflecting on research and past supervision experiences and come up with a better plan.
Because trainees and supervisors are overwhelmed trying to complete their daily tasks and reinforcement for following your advice is neither immediate or certain, the reality is grim:
But that’s not the end of it—the problem’s actually worse than that!
Perhaps worst of all, ABA has developed a reputation for fraudulent billing practices and having a focus on profit over client care. Insurance companies are becoming increasingly skeptical of requests for a large number of direct service hours and your trainees’ clients’ insurance coverage is at risk if sufficient progress isn’t made during services. This makes effective supervision more important than ever.
Traditional supervision is time-consuming to prepare for, or worse, just doesn’t work – and your reputation is on the line!
But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Hi, my name is Amelia Dalphonse. By now, you’re probably wondering…who am I and how can I make these claims?
The RISE Supervision Curriculum provides a complete, unique, actionable curriculum to foster a partnership with trainees that leads to more effective instruction and a willingness to use follow through on your guidance.
WITH THE RISE SUPERVISION CURRICULUM YOU GET:
RISE Supervision Curriculum PDF Download
Download the PDF version of our complete curriculum so you can begin using it right away!
Supervision Contract Example
When providing supervision it’s critical to have a contract with your trainee. This example helps provide the verbiage you need to get training off on the right foot!
Pre and post test with an answer key for both to help you gauge student progress as you guide them through the material.
Journal Article Summary Template
Provide your trainees with a template for recording what they learn as they read the suggested journal articles or videos.
Fillable Assignments Workbook
Assignments for your trainees allow them to continue learning outside scheduled supervision hours. This workbook allows your trainees to easily share their progress with you.
The RISE Supervision Curriculum includes 14 Fidelity Checklists, along with a form for providing feedback for trainee presentations. This downloadable PDF provides fillable versions of all of these in one convenient document.
Supervision Feedback Forms
Giving and receiving effective feedback is critical to the success of any supervision program. These forms provide trainee to supervisor and supervisor to trainee templates that make this easy!
Fillable Data Sheet Templates
Data is at the heart of any ABA program. This downloadable PDF allows you to provide fillable templates your trainees can use from day 1 of supervision.
Restricted vs Unrestricted Activities
Give this handout to your trainees to help them avoid this common confusion!
Provide extra practice for your trainees!
Because I want each of you to feel the excitement – and the relief – that comes with fixing the problems with effective supervision, I’m offering the RISE Supervision Curriculum for a special price! But I don’t know how long I’ll keep this discount in place so order NOW!
The paper format is perfect for reviewing 1-on-1 with parents during training sessions and for parents who are less tech savvy. Consider ordering a copy for parents to take home with them!
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Our online version of the ACHIEVE Parent Training Curriculum allows parents to log in to watch videos related to each lesson, take quizzes and access assignments online.