Presented by: Sarah E. Bloom, PhD, BCBA-D
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018 Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm eastern ABACAccess5
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Although research supports the use of functional analysis to identify the maintaining variables for problem behavior, they are not used as often clinically as other forms of functional behavior assessment. This may be due to situational or behavior-specific challenges that make the prospect of conducting a functional analysis seem daunting. This workshop will review modifications of and refinements to the functional analysis that can be applied to particular situations (e.g. high-intensity behavior, lack of access to controlled settings, limited time for assessment). Participants will be able to identify which type of functional analysis approach will be most appropriate for their situation and will also learn strategies to make their functional analysis data clearer. Participants will receive instruction in both procedures and data analysis for a variety of types of functional analyses and learn how to match the different types to particular situations. The workshop will also include considerations for working with dual-language learners and their families. Participants should have some experience with functional analysis and an at least an intermediate knowledge level to receive maximum benefit from the workshop.
After attending this event:
- Participants will be able to identify several variations to the functional analysis, including procedures and data analysis for those variations.
- Participants will be able to discuss strategies to improve functional analysis outcomes.
- Participants will be able to match variations to the functional analysis with particular client situations and behavior to improve the safety of participants and the feasibility of this approach to assessment.
- Participants will be able to consider strategies for successful functional behavior assessment with dual language learners
1:00 pm: Introduction
1:05 pm: Pretest
1:10 pm: Presentation begins
2:30 pm: 10 minute break
2:40 pm: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
2:50 pm: Presentation resumes
3:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
4:00 pm: Post-test, Evaluation and submit attendance codes
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Sarah E. Bloom, Ph.D., BCBA-D earned her Masters and PhD with Dr. Brian Iwata at the University of Florida in 2008. She is an Assistant Professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis program in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida (USF) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Doctoral). She supervises a research lab of Master’s and Doctoral students. Her current courses include: Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Ethics for Behavior Analysts, Conceptual Foundations of Behavior Analysis, and Functional Analysis and Function-Based Approaches to Intervention. Prior to this position, she was a faculty member at Utah State University. She is a former President of the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis and has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a guest reviewer at Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavioral Interventions, The Behavior Analyst, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Research in Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Behavioral Education, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Education and Treatment of Children, and Journal of Early Intervention. She has 20 articles published or in press in peer-reviewed journals, including a number of articles on trial-based functional analysis. Her current research interests include assessment and treatment of problem behavior and improving access to behavior analysis for culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Dr. Bloom has been involved in the modification of functional analysis methodology into a trial-based format in order to facilitate its use in educational and other settings.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Dr. Bloom does not receive royalties for materials or programs mentioned in this event. Dr. Bloom receives speaker fees for presenting for ABAC.
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