Hotline:+1 413-782-1771

A hotline is now available to ask questions about the practical functional assessment (PFA) and skill-based treatment (SBT) processes for meaningful address of severe problem behavior. Times: Mondays: 5:00 – 6:30 pm EST; Wednesdays: 8:00-9:30 am EST. Those taking your call are experienced as practitioners, researchers, and consultants in PFA and SBT processes. Questions can…

New Implementation Supports

Please visit the implementation assistance page for updated training videos and handouts, as well as an organized series of new forms, tips, protocols, and data sheets for implementing the Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) processes. You will also find an updated list of relevant peer-reviewed publications from various research and practice groups.…

Welcome

Thanks for visiting this website dedicated to disseminating safe and efficient functional assessment procedures that inform highly effective and humane treatments for problem behavior of persons with autism or intellectual disabilities (ID).  

Seminars and Consultative Support

To inquire about scheduling a one-, two-, or three-day interactive seminar to build organizational capacity in the implementation of: (a) the practical functional assessment and skill-based treatment processes for severe problem behavior (self injury, aggression, property destruction), (b) the  skill-based treatment processes for interfering stereotypy, (c) the home-based assessment and treatment of sleep problems,  (d) home…

Free webinar

November 15, 2017 Dr. Hanley presented a 90-min webinar titled Producing Meaningful Improvements in Problem Behavior of Persons with Autism followed by a 30 min Q&A session. This webinar was hosted and sponsored by Autism New Jersey as part of Autism Society of San Francisco’s Virtual Symposium on Severe Behaviors. Click here to access it.

Narrated Slides with IISCA Rationale

Research has indicated that better outcomes are obtained when treatment is informed by a functional assessment process that includes a functional analysis. It is important to recognize, however, that even clear functional analysis outcomes require interpretation of the controlling variables within the analysis and inference as to whether those variables are controlling problem behavior in…