Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W50
CE Offered: BACB
Putting the Fun Back Into Functional Assessment and Analyses: A Functional Assessment KIT (Knowledge, Information, Technology)
Friday, May 26, 2017
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Capitol Ballroom 5
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Andrew John Houvouras, M.A.
ANDREW JOHN HOUVOURAS (Brevard Public Schools)
Description: While many behavior analysts are taught basics of conducting functional assessments and functional analyses, there are few economically and practically viable ways to efficaciously organize the considerable information collected throughout the assessment process. Consistent with the gold standards in the filed of ABA on the identification of variables impacting problem behavior, the presenter and colleagues have developed the Functional Assessment KIT, a free MS Excel based tool, to help behavior analysts consolidate assessment information. The Functional Assessment KIT incorporates preliminary and advanced tools of both descriptive and functional analyses to offer behavior analysts an efficacious way to conduct assessments, develop treatments and identify treatment progress and treatment integrity. Computers with MS Excel are necessary for this workshop.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) complete open-ended, structured interview tools; (2) describe recent research on synthesized analyses and how it differs from completed functional analyses; (3) construct and complete histograms in MS Excel; (4) enter and analyze data in a reversal graph in MS Excel.
Activities: The workshop will move quickly between lecture, discussion, small group and individual practice of the various computerized assessment tools. Various examples and sample data will be provided for participants to enter and analyze data based upon changes in graphic displays.
Audience: The targeted audience are intermediate behavior analysts.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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