Dr. Barry Morgenstern’s Blog

Dr. Barry Morgenstern is an early supporter of the IISCA, as well as the Skill-Based Treatment that follows. He is also a life-long learner who always seeks continuous improvement in himself so that he may better serve clients and be a better steward of the science of behavior. We recently had the pleasure of reading…

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…

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…

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…

Podcasts for Behavior Analysts

Matt Cicoria has released a number of informative podcasts relevant to practicing behavior analysts on his website: behavioralobservations.com There are podcasts relevant to practical functional assessment of problem behavior and to skill-based treatment of problem behavior. These two podcasts are also linked on the tutorials page noted above. Consider visiting Matt’s website regularly to download…

Experiences of BCBAs in assessment course

This post contains presentations that describe applications of practical functional assessments and reflections by the BCBAs who conducted the functional assessments. These BCBAs were all doctoral candidates enrolled in a Behavioral Assessment course at Western New England University (WNEU) when they applied these procedures and developed presentations describing their experiences.