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…

Updated Process Materials

Recent procedural updates have been made to the Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill-based Treatment (SBT) process. The implementation support materials available on this website have been updated accordingly. Head over to Implementation Assistance to access the updated materials. You will find updated: Forms to aid in the design of the IISCA and SBT Tips…

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…

Q&A for BCBAs now available

A page dedicated to answering questions provided by BCBAs has been added to this website. This page will contain commonly asked questions regarding the practical functional assessment and treatment process, with new ones posted each week. If there is a question you would like answered, relay it to us on this new page. Click on Q&A for BCBAs above…

A Page for Parents

A new parent-friendly page has been added to this website. It is viewable in the menu bar above and provides a brief overview of the practical functional assessment and treatment process and video-based presentations describing the process through case examples. This page also provides links to websites that may allow parents to locate professionals in…

Why do an analysis if the interview results are clear?

If the interview usually leads to differentiated functional analyses, why not simply conduct the interview and forgo the analysis? There are three reasons to conduct the analysis even when the interview provides fairly straightforward information regarding the specific reinforcement contingencies likely controlling problem behavior. Although the interview may help you discover the specific reinforcement contingencies…