August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania

Three Pillars of All Effective Interventions: Defining Behavior, Dimensional Measurement, and a Standard Visual Display

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Data rules behavior analysis. How a behavior analyst defines behavior, observes and records data, and displays the data visually drives all analysis, interpretation, and decision-making. Yet behavioral identification relies on information suspect operational definitions. Counting and measurement quality suffer from discontinuous observation and dimensionless quantities. Displaying behavioral data occurs on nonstandard linear graphing that are often ill constructed. Each previously identified practice has a history within behavior analysis. However, each has evoked debate as to its usefulness. The current presentation will show attendees how information can be lost or distorted, leading to poor intervention decisions. Furthermore, a solution for each practice will be shared in the form of pinpointing, continuous observation and dimensional quantities, and a Standard Celeration Chart. (limited to 30 participants)

Session number: 
42
Content Level: 
Intermediate
Available Credits: 
Act 48
BACB
OT
Psych
PT
SW
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