This advanced workshop will focus on the use of ethically responsible experimental analyses when conducting functional behavioral assessments within school settings. The following models will be discussed and illustrated: brief, trial-based, incident-based, and test-driving. Prerequisite: an understanding of the roles of antecedents (i.e., discriminative stimuli and motivating operations) and consequences (i.e., positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, and automatic reinforcement) relative to occurrences of interfering behaviors.
This session will help participants
1. identify and use experimental analysis procedures that are matched to the unique behaviors and diverse needs of students,
2. incorporate ethically responsible experimental analyses within functional behavioral assessments, and
3. use the results of experimental analyses to design individually tailored interventions.