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…

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…