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…

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…