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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Workshop #W51
CE Offered: BACB
Functional Assessment Consultation Support in Schools
Friday, May 22, 2020
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Edward J. Daly, Ph.D.
EDWARD J. DALY (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Description: This workshop will present a model for conducting school-based consultation which embeds functional assessment into the process. The consultation model incorporates innovations not commonly used in functional assessment (direct academic assessment, observations of active responding, reinforcer validation, performance-deficit analysis, brief experimental analysis). The model follows a sequence of problem validation, treatment validation, and treatment evaluation. Protocols for the consultative interviews and the assessments will be shared with participants. The assessments involve curriculum-based measures, classroom observations of active responding, preference assessment, reinforcer validation, and brief experimental analysis. Guidance will be given in terms of how to conceptualize, structure, and interpret the results to present the consultee with evidence-based treatment options for classroom application. Research and case examples will be presented to illustrate each step of the process.
Learning Objectives: This session will help participants (1) integrate interview, observational data, basic skill assessment data, work samples, preference assessments, performance-deficit analyses, and brief functional analyses into the consultation process; (2) guide consultees in a strategic and structured decision-making process that prioritizes improving academic performance; (3) support teacher implementation of empirically derived treatments through antecedent control strategies and performance feedback; and (4) evaluate the results within cases to produce recommendations for future programming and across cases to examine the effectiveness of their own consultative services.
Activities: The format combines lecture, guided practice with skill objectives, and group discussion.
Audience: This workshop is intended for an intermediate-level audience; that is, individuals who have skills in identifying principles of behavior, functional assessment (including descriptive assessment, preference assessment, and functional analysis), and who wish to learn how to apply them efficiently in the schools in a way that meets the typical concerns and priorities of school-based professionals.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Academic intervention, Behavioral intervention, Consultation, Functional assessment



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