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…

Updated Experience of Jessica Slaton, M.Ed., BCBA

Practitioners often report that they do not conduct functional analyses because they do not have a therapy room or sufficient staffing to maintain safety during analyses of severe problem behavior. However, when the reinforcers suspected of influencing severe problem behavior are simultaneously and¬†immediately provided following behavior that is reported to precede severe problem behavior, sufficiently…