At Inspire Therapy we provide a range of online training courses. These are delivered by experienced Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

Meet Our Instructors 

Dr. Claire Mc Dowell



Inspire Therapy is an ACE (Authorized Continuing Education) approved center. We offer a range of online courses that can be accessed free of charge covering relevant topics for practicing Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts. To obtain a CEU credit for attending a course, the course must be watched in full, a short quiz completed and payment for the course made. 

Please see our CEU accredited courses below. 

Language Matters  1.5 CEU

In this training Shannon Eidman, M.Ed., BCBA, M.Ps.S.I talk about how language plays a big role in how we communicate with our clients, parents and other individuals supporting the child. Shannon also discusses research studies about the importance of using simple language instead of using technical jargons.

Mediator Model to Train New Staff  1.5 CEU

This training was delivered by Margaret O'Flaherty, BCBA and Clinical Director of Virtual Behaviour Services.  Margaret talks about training your staff effectively using the mediator model approach  Learning objective- Introduction to the mediator model Adult training  Training New Staff Individuals Vs Group Training Formats  Behaviour Skills Trainings

Precision Teaching 1  1 CEU

This Training will be delivered by Dr. Claire McDowell. She will discuss the history and development of precision training, its importance,

Pre-session pairing  1 CEU 

Pairing is used to describe the initial process of building rapport with a student/ client.

Parent training  1 CEU

Kate Grimes, BCBA, SLT explains the importance of establishing rapport with parents and the cultural consideration. This training is aimed to assist professionals to support parents. Research studies show that Parent Training help reduce parent stress, improve family interactions, and improve child treatment outcomes. and improve child treatment outcomes.

Educational Psychology and ABA  1 CEU

Through this training Simone Coleman, BCBA and Trainee educational psychologist aims to give you the basics of educational psychology. The following Learning Objectives are covered: Basics of what educational psychology entails Educational psychology theoretical perspectives Some Assessment Techniques Educational psychology case formulation Implications for ABA Practices

Preventing Common Ethics Violations  1 CEU

In this training, Dr. Lisa Britton will highlight proactive strategies that BCBAs can use to prevent common pitfalls. The following Learning Objectives are covered: Preventing violations related to supervision Preventing violations related to failure to report Preventing violations related to integrity/professionalism Preventing violations by promoting an ethical culture Ethical violations by others

ABCs of Supervision  1 CEU

This training was delivered by Margaret O'Flaherty, BCBA and Clinical Director of Virtual Behaviour Services. Margaret explains how to identify antecedents and consequence strategies to support effective learning of your supervise. She also explains how to give effective feedback. The following Learning Objectives are covered: Training and behaviour change Preparing for supervision sessions Using performance checklists Antecedents to supervision sessions Treatment integrity Consequences to supervision sessions Types of feedback Consequences to supervision sessions  Types of feedback Consequences of supervision Using feedback as an antecedent and consequence

Classroom behaviour Management  2 CEUs

Kate Grimes, BCBA will discuss strategies to help support teachers with one or more children with behavioural needs in the classroom. This training will also look at the following behaviour strategies:  - Good behaviour game  - Group DTT versus Individual DTT  - Peer attention  - Peer tutoring/buddy systems  - Guided notes  - the timeout ribbon response card

ABA For Meaningful Change In Early Childhood  1 CEU

Through her 20 years of experience working with children, Shannon Eidman, BCBA,  has observed growth in early intervention. She talks about early intervention programmes for young children with autism and other social communication difficulties. Shannon aims to provide practical information and strategies that will help ensure that you are encouraging the most meaningful change in your young learners. The following Learning Objectives are covered: Discuss the importance of social engagement and play in overall development and learning. Identify the critical elements of Naturalistic Developmental Behaviour Interventions (NDBI), Identify at least 3 different assessment tools available to assist in guiding goal selection in behaviour analytic early intervention programmes. Explain the role of motivating operations in the development of social communications and play skills. Discuss evidence-based strategies to increase critical early learner skills, including imitation, social communication and play.

Effective Management Practices for BCBAs  1.5 CEUs

Through this training Kate Grimes, BCBA, SLT aims to support those who work as BCBAs or clinical directors responsible for managing other staff, RBTs overseeing the work of other professionals. She talks about different skills and information that can be implemented in your day-to-day practice. Learning Objective: - Ineffective management practices - Reasons people leave -Questionnaires

Increasing Social Interactions in School  1.5 CEUs

Kate Grimes, BCBA, talks about how we can use different strategies and ideas to increase social interacts among students in schools. She also discusses how we can set programs up and the steps we can take when engaging with people around the child to help them.

Generalization of Skills into the classroom  1.5 CEUs

Kate Grimes, BCBA speaks about research around the topic of generalizations of skill into the classroom. She covers the following topics: -Why does generalization fail - What to teach students in therapy sessions? - How to make generalization work? 12 strategies - How to set up the classroom for success - Checklist for RBTs and teaching professionals.

School Refusal Training  1.5 CEUs

In this training Kate, BCBA at Inspire Therapy will focus on the following details:  - Define school refusal behaviour  - Summarise findings from three research studies  - Describe the SRAS-R and how it will support school refusal behaviour  - How to use a shaping programme in supporting school refusal

Don't Forget The Analysis! The Steps We Need To Take To Perform Visual Analysis Of Our Data 1CEU

In this training Sarah Keane, BCBA, focuses on discussing some commonly used data collection methods and the types of behaviors these are suited to. Graphs that correspond with these data collection methods are also reviewed. Finally, she also talks about how we can perform a visual analysis of the graphed data to determine whether or not the desired behavior change is occurring, and plan for changes to our intervention if this is not the case.   This training will cover the following Learning Objectives: Discuss the commonly used data collection mentions How to correctly graph the data How do you perform a visual analysis of the graphed data

OBM: Antecedents in Your Organisations

Kate Grimes, BCBA, talks about how we can use different strategies and ideas to increase social interacts among students in schools. She also discusses how we can set programs up and the steps we can take when engaging with people around the child to help them.

OBM: Behaviour Assessment

In this training, Kate Grimes, BCBA, will look at the behaviour assessment from an organization behaviour management (OBM) perspective. The reason why we complete a performance assessment is so that we can have an evaluation in an objective way. We can look at the behaviour of individual team members, leader and organisation as a whole. This will help us to understand what is important for us to work on and what we need to improve.   Learning Objectives: Goal of assessment Target behaviour and result Variable to assess: organisation Variable to assess: individual performance Performance assessment ABC analysis Leader and follower behaviour Functional analysis

OBM: Consequence

Kate Grimes, BCBA will discuss strategies used to set up consequences for your team members or therapist to strengthen behaviour we want to see happening.  The aim of the training is to be using practical strategies to put in place to help improve the performance of the members of your team. Learning Objective: -Positive reinforcement and discretionary effort -Type of reinforcers -Preference Assessments -Displaying results -Decreasing problem behaviours - Deliver reinforcement effectively -Building reinforcement into your systems.

Supporting Language Development in the Early Years (ages 3-5)

Jemma Gadher, Senior Speech and Language Therapist guides you the topic of supporting language development in the early years.

Functions of Behaviour

Understanding the functions of behaviour can give us a better understanding of a child's behaviour and the alternative strategies that can be used to replace problem behaviour.

Supporting Receptive and Expressive Language

Kate Grimes, BCBA, SLT at Inspire Therapy, will guide you through strategies to help build your child's receptive, expressive language and social interaction skills.

Using Visual Supports in the Classroom

This training is aimed at support/ and/or teaching staff in schools, to show how using visuals can support those children with speech, language, and communication difficulties. Jemma Gadher, Senior Speech and Language Therapist discusses why visuals are so important, and practical ideas to use in the classroom.  The following topics will be covered: - What we mean by visual support  - What are the benefits of visual support  - Why visual support is so important  - Practical ideas to use in the classroom 

Pre-handwriting and Handwriting

Occupational Therapist, Rachel Cotter, will guide you through the developmental pathways to good handwriting, the key skills required to master handwriting, the signs and symptoms of a handwriting issue, and when to seek support. Finally, Rachel will share with you her top tips and tricks to improve your child's fundamental skills to achieve their true handwriting potential.

Learning Support assistant induction training

In this training Kate Grimes, BCBA, discussed different strategies that could be used in the classroom with any student that you are supporting. This training will cover the following strategies: First Then board Giving choices  Using a token board Short clear instructions Visual Schedule Open-ended questions  Using prompts Redirecting behaviour  Data collection related to behaviour  Specific praise


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