B2-E: A Primer on the Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-based Treatment Approach
January 14, 2023 1:45pm 3:00pm Salon 2
Dr. Hanley will describe the latest features of the practical functional assessment and skill-based treatment process for addressing and preventing severe problem behavior. Procedures for maximizing the safety and utility of analysis will be emphasized. The treatment process will also reviewed, with an emphasis on the generally applicable process for teaching contextually appropriate behavior following the shaping of a communication and toleration repertoire. The importance of embracing full assent implementation formats will be emphasized.
- An attendee will be able to describe multiple tactics to improve the safety and efficiency of the functional assessment process, especially the functional analysis part of the process.
- An attendee should be able to defend the practice of relying on synthesized reinforcement contingencies when functionally analyzing problem behavior and articulate the advantages of functional control over functional classification.
- An attendee will be able to describe strategies for teaching individuals with severe problem behavior to engage in an omnibus communication response and then procedures for differentiating the response so that a communication repertoire is established.
- An attendee will be able to describe the key components of strategies for teaching individuals with severe problem behavior to tolerate both delays to and denials of reinforcers previously maintaining their problem behavior.
- An attendee should be able to describe how contextually appropriate behavior (compliance, independent academic work and play) may be shaped and maintained during variable and sometimes long delays to the reinforcers that historically maintained problem behavior