FTF is pleased to announce the release of its latest on-demand course, Mand Compliance as a Contingency Controlling Problem Behavior, by Adithyan Rajaraman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA; Edward Sidley, M.A., BCBA; and Catherine Jessel, M.S., BCBA, LBA.
In this article review, Catherine Jessel begins by interviewing Dr. Adithyan Rajaraman, the lead author of “Mand Compliance as a Contingency Controlling Problem Behavior.” They discuss (a) the inspiration and motivation behind the article, (b) further recommended readings, and (c) the experience Dr. Rajaraman had while conducting the literature review. Catherine then interviews Ed Sidley, an expert in the application of Skill-Based Treatment for severe problem behavior. They discuss the specifics of (a) the prevalence of mand control in the functional analysis literature, (b) the synthesized contingencies built into mand compliance, and (c) the importance of future research into the interactions between practitioners and learners when identifying, analyzing, and treating challenging behavior sensitive to mand compliance. The take-home message is that mand compliance is likely far more prevalent in practice than the literature suggest and that it is important for practitioners to “play detective” when it comes to analyzing the synthesized contingencies when mand compliance is suspected as an important element that influences problem behavior.
The participant will be able to describe the importance of screening for mand compliance when it is suspected as an important element that influences problem behavior.