Updated for 2017! Data collection in ABA: Trends, controversies, and really recent research updates
Adrienne Fitzer, MA, BCBA
Founder and CEO, ABAC, Inc.
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Time: 10:00 am -12:00 pm eastern Recording Information: ABACAccess5
There has been a surge in research comparing continuous and discontinuous data collection in ABA with an emphasis on accuracy versus efficiency. This webinar builds on Adrienne Fitzer’s 2015-2016 live presentation titled “Data collection in ABA: Current trends, research updates, and the new Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts” but approaches the information in a new way and includes new research, new commentary, and will leave you questioning whether or not your data is really giving you the information you need.
After attending this event participants should be able to:
- Describe the most recent research comparing continuous and discontinuous measures of student responding during discrete trial programs.
- Be able to discuss the arguments for and against using continuous and discontinuous measures in applied settings.
- List the reasons why trial x trial data may not be continuous, frequency and count may not be the same, and why you may not be making the best decisions for your clients, even if you think those decisions are informed by data.
10:00 am: Introduction
10::05 am: Pretest
10:10 am: Live webinar begins
11:45 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function
12:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form
Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEUs
Psychologists: Not eligible for continuing education
Nurses: Not eligible for continuing education
Social Workers: Not eligible for continuing education
Certified Counselors: Not eligible for continuing education
Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.
For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page
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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