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In Dr. Bloom’s original webinar, she introduced us to trial-based functional analysis in schools. Dr. Bloom described the conditions under which a trial-based FA is and is not appropriate, how to conduct FA trials, how to collect, graph, and analyze trial-based FA data and discuss strategies for successfully using trial- based FA in school settings. In this update to the original webinar Dr. Bloom will review recent advances in trial-based functional analyses in regular ed and special education settings (current research in trial-based functional analysis), and examines conceptual, ethical, procedural, and competency issues related to its use. Current research on training parents and other professionals to use trial-based functional analysis will be reviewed. Data analysis and a new approach that uses signal detection theory to identify thresholds for determination of function will be presented.
- Participants will be able to discuss recent research on the use of trial-based functional analysis in general and special education classroom
- Participants will be able to describe the ethical considerations regarding training others to use trial-based FA.
- Participants will be able to discuss the strengths and limitations of trial-based FA.
- Participants will be able to use a data analysis approach based on signal detection theory as applied to trial-based FA.
- Participants will be able to list and describe alternatives to trial-based FA and when they should be used.
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Continuing Education and Professional Development:
- Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II CEs
- 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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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 Associate 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 is 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 over 20 articles published or in press in peer-reviewed journals, including articles on cultural and linguistic diversity in behavior analysis. Her current research interests include assessment and treatment of problem behavior and improving access to behavior analysis for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
Presenter Disclosure Statement
Dr. Bloom has no financial relationship with companies or organizations mentioned during this event. She does not receive any royalties for any book, materials, or curricula mentioned in the event. Dr. Bloom receives speaker fees for presenting for ABAC.
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: Post-test, Evaluation and submit attendance codes
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