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Recent Advances in the Functional Assessment and Treatment of Destructive Behavior
In this workshop, Dr. Fisher will show how Functional Analysis methods have increased our understanding of how environmental antecedents and consequences affect destructive behavior; facilitated the development of novel and effective treatments, and produced simpler and more efficient interventions. Next, he will show how descriptive data can be used to develop alternative functional analyses for idiosyncratic functions of destructive behavior displayed by individuals with autism. Finally, he will focus on recent research on establishing-operation manipulations that can be used to prevent extinction bursts when treatment is initiated; stimulus-control procedures that can be used to promote the rapid transfer of treatment effects to novel therapists, contexts, and caregivers; and the use of behavioral momentum theory to prevent resurgence of problem when caregivers do not implement treatment procedures with high procedural integrity.
Treatments for Young Children with Autism: Contingencies That Impact Treatment Choice and Outcome
Deciding which treatment to provide to children with autism is among the most important decisions made by parents, clinicians, funders, and public policy makers. Multiple studies have now compared intensive behavior analytic intervention for young children with autism to the most widely available alternative: eclectic treatment. Intensive, comprehensive behavior analytic treatment consistently produces better outcomes than the eclectic model on standardized measures of intellectual functioning, language, and adaptive skills, (e.g., Sparkman, Cohen, Green, & Stanislaw, 2005; Howard, Stanislaw, Green, Sparkman, & Cohen, 2014). However, the eclectic model is arguably the most widely utilized treatment approach. Possible reasons as to why the eclectic model is widely utilized are discussed along with ways to address barriers to the adoption of effective treatment.
Leveraging Technology to Enhance Innovation and Dissemination of Behavior Analysis
Technology solutions are in high demand in a global society that values efficiency. New devices and applications are emerging, which allow behavior analysts to develop and deliver efficient, accessible, and personalized application of our science. However, the cost-benefit analysis should be considered prior to adopting any new technology solution to ensure that automation does not compromise the behavior analytic technology. The members of this panel will discuss their diverse backgrounds and experience in developing and studying the use of technology to enhance the application of behavior analysis (e.g., data collection, e-learning, virtual reality, telehealth). They will also advise on how various technologies can be leveraged to enhance our understanding of behavior and to increase dissemination of behavior analysis in areas such as education, business and industry, and health services.
All Things Supervision with Panel Discussion
Effective supervision is critical to the provision of quality behavioral services, the professional development of the supervisee, the continued growth of the supervisor, and the overall good of our field and best practices. In this workshop, Linda LeBlanc will summarize five recommended practices for individual supervision. She will also detail strategies and resources and will cover the unique role of group supervision in higher-order, clinical decision-making skills development. Immediately after, a panel of experts in the area of supervision will discuss the joys, challenges, and responsibilities of mentoring junior colleagues and each panelist will discuss effective supervision for, and cautions about, the most common problems that arise in supervisory relationships.
A Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance for ABA Practitioners 2017
Hip hip hooray! Someone to answer all your HIPAA questions… We know HIPAA compliance can be overwhelming; that’s why Stephen Donaldson has compiled some of the most relevant information for you. This free webinar will cover the infrastructure of state and federal privacy regulations, as well as practical concerns and guidelines for ABA practitioners. Learn best practices, how to monitor for violations, and how to protect your organization while serving vulnerable populations.
Recommended Practices and a Selection Model for Measurement of Problem Behavior
Practicing behavior analysts frequently assess and treat problem behavior as part of their ongoing job responsibilities. Effective measurement of problem behavior is critical to success in these activities because some measures of problem behavior provide more accurate and complete information about the behavior than others. However, not every measurement procedure is appropriate for every problem behavior and therapeutic circumstance. The correct measures must be collected in appropriate ways to generate useful information to guide evaluation and revision of programming. This workshop summarizes five critical practice recommendations, describes the most commonly used measurement procedures and the contexts for which they are most appropriate, and reviews the clinical decision-making model for selecting measurement produces published by LeBlanc et al (2016).