Recommended Practices and a Selection Model for Measurement of Problem Behavior

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March 14, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM EST

Abstract

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).

Learner Objectives

  1. Attendees will be able to identify the impact of the quality of measurement on subsequent decision-making.
  2. Attendees will be able to explain the advantageous of discontinuous measurement over continuous measurement.
  3. Attendees will be able to identify the advantageous of having a temporal measure of problem behavior.
  4. Attendees will be able to use a decision-making model to select measures for problem behavior.

 

Presenter Bio: Linda LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D

Linda is a Licensed Psychologist is the President of LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting. She previously served as a professor at Claremont MeKenna College, Western Michigan University and Auburn University and as the Executive Director of Trumpet Behavioral Health. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters on topics such as behavioral treatment of autism, technology-based behavioral interventions, behavioral gerontology, and systems development in human services. Dr. LeBlanc is an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children. She has previously served as an Associate Editor for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association Nathan H. Azrin Award for Distinguished Contribution in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Location Information

This workshop will be streamed live online. Attend the workshop from the comforts of your personal computer.

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