Association for Behavior Analysis International

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35th Annual Convention; Phoenix, AZ; 2009

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Workshop #W13
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
We can test that! Determining the Function of Problem and Replacement Behaviors in Applied Settings.
Friday, May 22, 2009
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
North 224 A
Area: CBM/DDA; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Keven M. Schock, M.A.
KEVEN M. SCHOCK (Pennhurst)
Description: This workshop will cover assessment methods that involve a manipulation of variables to demonstrate the function of a behavior. The workshop will focus on variations that will allow the behavior analyst to empirically determine the function of a behavior in typical applied settings. Following a brief presentation of a behavioral diagnostic system the workshop will review the traditional analogue functional analysis and present variations. including, hypothesis testing involving 2 test conditions, in-situ hypothesis testing and trigger analysis. Behavioral diagnostic systems and Analog assessment methodologies for replacement behaviors will also be presented.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify and discuss the four test conditions of the Iwata et al. FAB protocol 2. Generate an analogue assessment testing a specific hypothesis regarding function, consisting of two test conditions 3. Identify test requirements for and generate an in-situ hypothesis test 4. Generate a written assessment plan using at least one of the methodologies presented 5. Identify two diagnostic categories for replacement behavior 6. Generate an assessment that tests which hypothesis (i.e., mis-directed contingencies or inept repertoire) is reason for low rate of replacement behavior. 7. Demonstrate the use of at least one of the assessment methodologies.
Activities: 1. Didactic instruction 2. Large group question and answer 3. Individual development of written assessment plans 4. Small group role play practice of assessment methodologies of target behaviors 5. Small group role play practice of assessment methodologies of replacement behaviors
Audience: Behavior analysts working in applied settings with any population.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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