The field of applied behavior analysis has developed a number of methods for identifying the function of problem behavior. When the identified function is a social one (e.g., escape, attention, tangible), a number of empirically supported function-based treatments are potentially viable. For example, escape could be provided contingent upon an appropriate response (DRA), on a fixed time schedule (NCR), or not at all (EXT). Carr will review the procedures and evidence for several function-based treatments and will present decision-making models for selecting treatments for attention- and escape-maintained problem behaviors. These rubrics incorporate the most common barriers encountered in consultation and direct-service delivery, as well as client characteristics that might lead you to select one option over others. Participants will complete each rubric for a client of their own and should bring the relevant details of their case to the workshop, though these details will not be shared publicly.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania