|Improving Behavior Support Practices in a Large Behavioral Organization Serving Individuals with ASD and Developmental Disabilities Using A Data-Based Multi-tiered Framework|
|Sunday, May 24, 2015|
|4:00 PM–4:50 PM |
|Area: AUT/OBM; Domain: Applied Research|
|Chair: Rose Iovannone (University of South Florida/Florida Mental Health)|
|Discussant: Rose Iovannone (University of South Florida/Florida Mental Health)|
|CE Instructor: Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D.|
School-wide Positive Behavior Support, a data based multi-tiered framework has been shown to be effective in schools in improving behavior support (Sugai & Horner, 2009). The use of data-based decision making incorporating applied behavior analysis /evidenced-based practices at the universal, secondary and intensive level has not been implemented in large organizations serving both children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities in day and residential programs. A critical feature of an effective, multi-tiered data-based approach is to have efficient and effective data systems that allow teams to make timely data-based decisions at each tier. The use of technology to improve access and quality of services will be highlighted in this data-based symposium. The first data-based presentation will highlight the development and implementation of an electronic data collection system to track, discrete behavior data, skill acquisition and physical management and other incidents across a large (2,100 staff) behavior analytic organization serving both children and adults with ASD and/or developmental disabilities. This electronic data system has been shown to improve behavior support and skill acquisition practices through timely data based decisions. The second data-based presentation will demonstrate the development and implementation of multi-tiered behavior support systems, data-based decision making and applied behavior analytical practices to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of behavior support practices across the same organization.
|Keyword(s): Autism, Behavioral Organization, Developmental disabilities, OBM|
CANCELLED: Development and Implementation of a Useable, Efficient and Effective Data Collection and Analysis System Across all PBIS Tiers in a Large Behavior Analytic Organization
|ROBERT F. PUTNAM (May Institute), Deidre Donaldson (May Institute), Bonnie Souza (May Institute), Melanie DuBard (May Institute), Terese Brennan (May Institute), Erin McDermott (May Institute), Tom Quattromani (May Institute), Eileen Porro (May Institute and National Autism Center)|
The hallmark of any effective multi-tiered system of support using behavior analytic/evidenced-based practices is timely data-based decision making by representative data teams at each tier. The use of paper-based systems and the timely and efficient conversion of this information into representative visual presentations using excel and/or other graphing programs to allow teams to make data-based decisions consumes significant staff resources. Additionally, the use of functional assessment information to establish system level interventions is often lacking. As this organization has moved to implement a timely, data-based multi-tiered decision model the need for electronic data collection and automatic visual presentation of these data was a high priority. This organization has worked over the past four years to develop and implement an electronic data collection and graphing system to be used across 150 programs throughout the country. The system tracks critical data such as program treatment integrity across the tiers, behavioral incidents, physical management, discrete behavior tracking, and skill acquisition data. This presentation will review the ongoing development and implementation of a system to collect system-wide data used to determine the effectiveness of both system-wide and individual behavior supports. . In addition the system allows the review of location, time, activity and staff involved in these procedures to assist in the improvement of its behavior support practices on a program-wide basis. Presentation of data as well as the effective use of data to make system-level changes in interventions will be presented.
|Developing and Implementing a Multi-tiered System of Behavioral and Instructional Support in a Large Behavior Analytic Organization|
|GORDON A. DEFALCO (May Institute), Robert F. Putnam (May Institute), Margaret Walsh (The May Institute), Rachel Fox (May Institute), Thomas Stanton (May Institute), Kate Fontana (May Institute), Paul Hough (May Institute)|
|Abstract: This data-based presentation demonstrates the development and implementation of multi-tiered behavior and instructional support systems, data-based decision making and applied behavior analytical practices to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of behavior support practices across a large, national applied behavior analytical organization serving both children and adults with ASD and/or developmental disabilities. An example of the building multi-tiered systems that include data based representative teams, action planning and capacity building of competency based training and coaching capacity will be presented. Secondly, the use of electronic data (treatment integrity, behavioral incidents and physical management, discrete behavior and skill acquisition data, and staff satisfaction) to make data based decisions will be presented. Finally, an example of using the data to conduct functional assessments to inform effective and efficient practices will be shown. Treatment integrity data will be presented on the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support. At the universal level an example of universal plan will be presented along with data showing its effectiveness. At the intensive level data on the improvement of the organization-wide applied behavior analytical practices, e.g., increased timely graphing of problem behavior to allow teams to make timely data based decisions, will be shown. An increase in the number of graphs of problem behavior showing decreasing trends and individuals who show a response to behavior support programing also will be presented.|