New Video on PFA/SBT with Adults

In this video Upstate Cerebral Palsy’s Clinical Department provide an overview of their work with adults using the Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-based Treatment to address severe challenging behaviors for individuals with complex developmental disabilities. This team has worked with Dr. Hanley and the FTF Behavioral team for several years, working hard to improve their…

Training and Support Updates

FTF Behavioral Consulting has some updates on online and distance training opportunities to share with you. Virtual PFA/SBT Workshop We have been monitoring the developing situation around the Covid-19 pandemic closely and have decided to offer our workshop on a completely online platform as many may wish to avoid unnecessary travel and gatherings. Our goal…

New Online CEU Courses

FTF Behavioral Consulting has released more On-Demand CEU courses related to the Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-based Treatment process. Two more online CEU courses are now available: Extending Successful Problem Behavior Treatment to Parents Caregivers by Dr. Kelsey Ruppel and Preventing Escalation of Problem Behavior, Part I: Assessment by Holly Gover. You will find the courses here. …

New Online PFA/SBT and Sleep Courses

In an effort to meet the needs of professionals in this difficult time, FTF Behavioral Consulting has moved up the dates of the Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-based Treatment online courses. In addition, FTF is offering a course on understanding and treating sleep problems. There are two PFA/SBT course offerings starting the week of April…

Skill-based Treatment: A Visual

Please enjoy this infographic that illustrates the Skill-based Treatment and the branching of Contextually Appropriate Behaviors (CAB). FTF Behavioral Consulting recently developed the infographic with Trade Winds Educational Center in Utica, NY. All teaching trials, in which CAB is targeted, involve the client first communicating, tolerating, relinquishing reinforcers, and transitioning to a context in which…

New PFA/SBT CEU Course

FTF Behavioral Consulting is excited to begin rolling out their our On-Demand CEU videos created by FTF Lead Consultants. Perhaps perfect timing given we will all be spending a lot of time indoors, might as well get some CEUs! The first available course is Considerations for Advancing the Complexity of Communication During FCT by Dr.…

IISCA App Available

A beta-version of an app is available to help you collect data and graph your IISCA results! The app, titled IISCA, was created through a collaboration between Garage94 and FTF Behavioral Consulting. Special thanks to Andrea Mennitto, Luigi Iovino, and Jessica Peluso, a great behavior analytic programming team who will be sharing other creative programming with…

CPT Codes and Reporting

For guidelines for 2019 CPT codes and reporting of the Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill-Based Treatment (SBT) process for Michigan providers, click here. This resource was created by Brie Elsasser and Morgan VanDenBerg of Autism Centers for Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. This resource is intended to be a…