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.


47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Panel #414
CE Offered: BACB — 
Innovations in Systems and Tools to Promote Quality Telehealth Services
Monday, May 31, 2021
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Hanna C. Rue, Ph.D.
Chair: Hanna C. Rue (LEARN Behavioral)
ADAM DELINE HAHS (Arizona State University)
SUMMER ADAMI (Blue Sprig Pediatrics, Inc)
DENNIS DIXON (Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD))

Videoconferencing platforms became a common means of delivering applied behavior analytic (ABA) services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the spring of 2020 as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. As there were limited empirical studies to guide remote ABA practice, behavior analysts sought to meet patient’s needs while adhering to ethical guidelines and funder regulations. Several factors impact the decision to provide ABA via a videoconference platform. For instance, clinicians must evaluate patient goals, caregiver capacity, materials needed, and technological capacity. There are also considerations for how to conduct remote supervision and collect integrity and reliability data. The objective of the current panel is to provide insight into the development of systems and tools that support clinical teams providing remote ABA services within their scope of competence. Each panelist represents a large multistate agency challenged with ensuring quality care across age ranges and service delivery models. Panelists will discuss the role of collaboration and information sharing that impacted clinical decision making.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Audience members should be familiar with provision of supervision to patients and treatment integrity measures, as these practices will be discussed specifically in regards to providing telehealth services.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Identify components to consider before providing services via telehealth for a patient. (2) Identify at least two strategies for collecting treatment integrity data. (3) Identify at least two considerations in maintaining appropriate scope of competence in the telehealth services provided by BCBAs and their supervisees.
Keyword(s): competence scope, remote supervision, telehealth, treatment integrity



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