Association for Behavior Analysis International

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11th International Conference; Dublin, Ireland; 2022

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Panel #35
CE Offered: BACB
Defining and Measuring Outcomes for Applied Behavior Analytic Service Delivery for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Friday, September 2, 2022
2:00 PM–2:50 PM
Meeting Level 1; Liffey Hall 2
Area: AUT/PCH; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Ivy M Chong, Ph.D.
Chair: Ivy M Chong (May Institute)
SARA GERSHFELD LITVAK (Behavioral Health Center of Excellence)
MANDY RALSTON (NonBinary Solutions)
HANNA C. RUE (LEARN Behavioral)

Documenting treatment outcomes in health care professions has become increasingly critical to both patients and stakeholders (e.g., third-party payors). With an everchanging landscape, a shortage of qualified practitioners, and varying viewspoints, we are in danger of having our practice defined for us. Specifically, practitioners must demonstrate that their treatments are effective and weigh adverse effects to outcomes. Practitioners and stakeholders, such as third-party payors, agree that accountability is important, but the challenge lies in agreeing how to achieve this. Over the past year, there have been meaningful progressions in tackling this topic for our field. Most recently BHCOE released their ABA Outcomes Framework and ICHOM released their ASD Standard Set. This panel will discuss the development, methodology and implementation of these two approaches to measuring ABA/(ASD?) treatment outcomes and provide practical considerations about integrating these resources into daily behavioral practice.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

this presentation targets clinicians and practitioners working with individuals with ASD and looking to aggregate big data to determine impact at the individual and systems level

Learning Objectives: (1) Describe the current problem of delineating outcomes and relevant measures from provider and payor perspectives. (2) Define proximal vs. distal vs. ultimate outcomes. (3) Name emerging and existing tools and/or resources for measuring Outcomes in practice and discuss limitations.



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