Data collection in ABA: Current trends, research updates, and planning for 2022 ~ 3/7/19 ~

Data collection in ABA: Current trends, research updates, and planning for 2022

 Adrienne Fitzer, MA, BCBA

Live Event Information:

  • Date: Thursday, 3/7/19
  • Time: 10:00am-1:00pm eastern standard time

Recording Information:

  • This webinar is presented LIVE and will be recorded. All registrants have the opportunity to attend LIVE and/or view the recording during the 5 day limited access period that begins the day after the live webinar.
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In her first presentation for ABAC (as speaker, not moderator) Adrienne Fitzer reviewed research on data collection in behavior analytic programs for learners with autism emphasizing the research on discontinuous vs continuous data, commenting on trends in data collection, and compare the current guidelines on data collection in the current Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts and Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards with the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts that went into effect on January 1, 2016. In 2017, Adrienne further updated the webinar to add research and articles published in 2016 and to discuss controversies within the field.

In the 2019 version of this webinar, Adrienne will focus on the more recent research on graphical display and data interpretation, measures of treatment integrity, and discuss the differences between the 4th and 5th task lists in the area of measurement with an emphasis on considerations for supervisors as they prepare their supervisees in anticipation for the 2022 changes to the BACB examination content.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this event, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize benefits and concerns raised about common graphical displays in behavior analytic journals and those raised about the standard celeration chart
  • Describe current measures of treatment integrity and describe pros and cons of each based on recently published research.
  • Compare the current BACB task list (4) with the 5th task list on which the BACB examination will be based beginning January, 2022.

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Continuing Education and Professional Development:

  • Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II CEs including 1 supervision LIVE or Recording
  • Psychologists: N/A
  • Social Workers/Certified Counselors: N/A
  • Teachers/RBTs/Other professionals: This event may be eligible for continuing education or professional development hours. Speak with a representative at your organization or your supervisor for approval.

For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page

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Adrienne Fitzer, M.A., BCBA, started working with students with autism in the Washington, D.C. area 20 years ago as an undergraduate majoring in psychology at the University of Maryland. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, she continued  working in the field and attended the Learning Processes Sub-Doctoral Program in Psychology at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York. She holds a Masters Degree from Queens College in Psychology, and, as of publication of this bio, is the only registered Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Union County, NJ to hold the certification since 2003.

Ms. Fitzer completed her doctoral course work, on campus, in the Learning Processes Program offered by the Graduate Center, City University of New York at Queens College which at the time was one of few programs in the world accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. As a doctoral student, Adrienne was a recipient of a teaching fellowship, a research fellowship, co-chaired on campus conferences, and spent much of her time working with Dr. Lanny Fields in his stimulus equivalence research lab.

Ms. Fitzer has co-edited two books on ABA and Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice (2007, 2013) and Language and Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice (2009). Her research is published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and she has presented on behavior analysis at conferences and workshops.

From 2006-2012, Adrienne Fitzer  provided quality applied behavior analysis services to children with autism in public schools. In 2011, Ms. Fitzer realized that she could combine her passion for teaching applied behavior analysis and working with those who care for and work with learners with autism and related disorders by focusing on parent and professional training. She opened The Applied Behavior Analysis Center (ABAC) in 2013 to achieve that professional dream. Her current interests include ethical behavior of professionals who have, or who are developing an internet presence, efficient but accurate data collection, and online consumer behavior.

Presenter Disclosure Statement

Adrienne Fitzer does not receive royalties for any of the materials or companies discussed during this event


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10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Presentation begins
11:30 am: 10 minute break
11:40 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
11:50 am: Presentation resumes
12:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
1:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes


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Continuing Education Option, No CE/ General Public option

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