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Archived Webcast: Conducting Appropriate FBAs - Part 2 (VCU-ACE Autism Center for Excellence)


The concepts discussed in this session are designed to augment the capabilities of personnel who do Function Based Assessments for children who display a wide variety of challenging behaviors. This training specifically focus on providing attendees: a) a theoretical background of applied behavior analysis, b) the knowledge to operationally define, record, and display behavior for appropriate data analyses, and c) the background knowledge of key concepts that lead to greater understanding of why children display challenging behavior.  The overall theme is that this session will help to lay a foundation of pre-cursor knowledge that permits the application of appropriate FBA technologies that will result in effective BIP’s designed to reduce challenging behaviors and to increase appropriate/adaptive behaviors displayed by children with such concerns. The session also includes discussion on the following topics: a) the underlying reasons for using the ABA model for challenging behaviors displayed by students within the classroom setting, b) the Ethical use of this technology in school settings, c) how to define behavior in observable and verifiable terms, d) how to properly select the appropriate methods of data collection to capture this information, e) how to Graphically depict this information appropriately for decision making, f) understanding the similarities and differences between the ABC and SORC models, g) the variety of antecedents that trigger/cause challenging behaviors to be displayed, and h) the concepts of Stimulus Control, Setting Events, Motivational Operations and Abolishing Operations will also be discussed. The presenter is Sean D. Casey, Ph.D., BCBA-D. (Recorded on Feb. 14, 2017)


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Challenging Behavior Elementary High School Intellectual Disability Middle School Parent/Family Professional Development Professional Resources