Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Workshop #W54
CE Offered: BACB — 
Latency Based Functional Analysis: Application in the General Education Public School Setting
Friday, May 22, 2020
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Chardae Rigdon, M.S.
CHARDAE RIGDON (Rockwood School District)
Description: This workshop is designed to provide attendees with a replicable process on how to determine, train, and implement a latency based functional analysis within a general education setting (one teacher to 18 – 20 students) to obtain clear and reliable data that then becomes the foundation for a behavior intervention plan with staff buy in. The workshop will highlight the related components of the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts to the entire process of implementing a functional analysis so that it is ethical and efficient with all stakeholders on board and well informed (i.e. 2.0 and 3.0). Attendees will learn skills that are needed within the school system specifically how to establish a hierarchy of the client in this circumstance (i.e. parent, administrators, teacher, student), effective methods for consulting with team members of different professions, and how to evaluate all ethical considerations in determining when a latency functional analysis may and may NOT be considered. Each participant will have hands on learning on how to provide training utilizing research based methods (behavior skills training) to allow familiar staff of the target student to implement the written conditions and to make data based decisions during and post the analysis so that the results are clear and explainable to all involved parties.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1) describe all factors related to implementing a functional analysis with a student who is socially aware and potentially responsive to observers and/or additional people in the classroom; 2) explain related factors in selecting the type of functional analysis to conduct: considerations specifically for latency; 3) state the critical elements of implementing a latency functional analysis in the school setting with the general education staff (developing conditions, staff training, collaboration with buy in); 4) explain how to effectively present data results to an educational team
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through a systematic approach of lecture of which the purpose and outline of the process will be provided. Guided practice will be utilized to teach each step of the process along with a small group practice to provide a realistic 'team meeting' with feedback and coaching from the instructor. Each exercise will build on the next.
Audience: BCBA, BCaBA, educators
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): education, functional analysis



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