Full course description
Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Credit: 2.5 Learning BACB CEs
Presenter: Iser G. DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Course Description: The standard of care for severe behavior problems of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities involves conducting assessments to determine the variables that give rise to and support problem behavior and hypothesis-driven intervention that addresses these causes. Typical interventions involve disrupting the contingency between problem behavior and the consequences that support it (i.e., extinction), while establishing or strengthening alternative behavioral repertoires to displace problem behavior. These aims, however, can be accomplished via numerous arrangements that vary with respect to the parameters with which alternative responses are reinforced (e.g., NCR schedules, DRO schedules, DRA schedules, DRH schedules, etc.) and with consideration of how practical and practicable it is to implement extinction in the natural environment. While many alternatives are available, clinicians have had little guidance about which form of intervention to select, and under which circumstances, to enhance the likelihood that interventions will be effective initially, over time and in the face of inevitable challenges to treatment integrity. Toward this end,the course provides a brief introduction to these alternatives, then devotes the majority of the presentation to describing decision matrices for selecting one form of intervention over another given the circumstances in which those interventions will be implemented.
Keywords: Severe behavior, natural environment, individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, assessment, intervention, decision matrices, NCR, DRO, DRA, DRH
Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of functional assessment methodologies and single-subject research design is recommended.
Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration
Note: The 60-day access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access.
Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech will no longer offer extensions for new purchases. Purchases made prior to this date will be eligible for an extension per the previous policy:
Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA Learning (type-2) on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again.
For more information, to request an extension, or if you experience problems when registering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important note: If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.
Refunds are not provided once a course has been accessed.
These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023).