This presentation discusses how to conduct a safe and practical functional analysis that takes an average of 25 minutes and as little as 5 minutes. We will then discuss how to use the results of the functional analysis to design effective, skill-based treatments that include (1) the teaching of complex and developmentally appropriate functional communication skills, and (2) skill-based delay tolerance procedures that improve compliance, task engagement, and social interaction. The goal of the practical functional assessment and skill-based treatment process is to effect more global changes in the functional repertoires needed to be successful in contextually complex environments with natural reinforcement contingencies.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania