UCP: 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…

UCP: 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…

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…

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…

New On-Demand CEU Courses

FTF Behavioral Consulting is offering two courses taught by Drs. Hanley and Ruppel. Courses cover the Balance Program and effective interventions to reduce intervening stereotypy. Click the links below to learn more. The Balance Program Drs. Ruppel and Hanley presents: Balance: A Parent-Professional Approach to Emerging PB (4 CEUs) Click here to learn more. Effective…

FTF Behavioral Consulting

FTF Behavioral Consulting was formed in 2019 to meet the demand for practical functional assessment and skill-based treatment training and implementation support. Please visit this website ftfbc.com to learn more about the company, its people, and the services. Please also let others know that we exist, if you think they would be interested. You will…

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…

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.…