Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems

(Live via Zoom) This course will allow a professional-caregiver dyad the opportunity to learn about a behavioral approach to understanding and treating sleep problems. Each dyad will have the opportunity to conduct a sleep assessment and design a personalized sleep treatment, begin implementing the plan, and receive feedback and problem solving assistance as the plan…

New PFA/SBT Process Videos

Tradewinds Education Center, the school-aged residential and education program of Upstate Cerebral Palsy in Utica, NY, has provided access to more videos depicting the Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill-based Treatment (SBT) process with a variety of learners in their care. See once such example below, which includes testimonial from the student’s parent. You can…

A Perspective on Today’s ABA from Dr. Greg Hanley

This is today’s ABA when starting therapy with an autistic person, especially one who routinely engages in problem behavior.  Today’s ABA (applied behavior analysis) is about continually learning about the predilections of the autistic person being served so that preferred learning contexts can be developed en route to developing skills that can be appreciated by…

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…