Association for Behavior Analysis International

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46th Annual Convention; Online; 2020

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Paper Session #203
A Collaborative Electronic Behavior Assessment System:Validation and Evaluation of Feasibility
Sunday, May 24, 2020
11:30 AM–11:50 AM
Area: AUT
Chair: Carlos Silvestre (University of South Florida)

A Collaborative Electronic Behavior Assessment System:Validation and Evaluation of Feasibility

Domain: Service Delivery
CARLOS SILVESTRE (University of South Florida), Kwang-Sun Cho Blair (University of South Florida)

In conducting assessments, using technology offers many benefits, such as assessment quality improvement, fast transmission and access to information, efficiency of data entry, and reducing costs associated with conducting traditional face-to-face assessments. This presentation describes a 2-phase study that validated and evaluated the feasibility of a web-based electronic behavior assessment system, ‘eBA’, designed to facilitate collaboration between caregivers and service providers (behavior analysts) during indirect functional behavior assessment (FBA). In Phase 1, the content and the web architecture of the eBA were validated and refined through a formative evaluation by five behavior analysts. In Phase 2, the eBA system was pilot tested with 10 service providers and 10 caregivers using a post-test only control group design to examine the efficiency and quality of the system. The results indicated that the eBA system components were appropriate to conduct indirect FBA and useful for use by service providers and caregivers collaboratively, gathered quality information, and showed higher levels of caregiver and service provider satisfaction, compared to traditional paper-pencil format of assessment. This presentation will provide for discussion on how the eBAS can be beneficial to service providers and caregivers and implications for future research.




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