Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
School of Health and Human Services
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descriptive functional behavioral assessment training checklist
We evaluated the efficacy of a training package in teaching caregivers to conduct an A-B-C checklist recording functional behavioral assessment. The training package consisted of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation containing pertinent background information, a task analysis of assessment procedures, and examples of common environmental patterns that occasion and maintain challenging behavior and practice with supportive and corrective feedback. Participants conducted assessments while observing their own child engage in challenging behavior in the natural environment and while watching video recordings of other individuals engage in a variety of challenging behaviors. Data were collected on participants’ accurate marking of antecedent, behavior, and consequence events that occurred during observations. Results showed that, following training, both participants correctly identified greater than 90% of events that occurred in training videos and 100% of events that occurred in the natural environment. Implications for future research are discussed.
Lettice, Ryan E., "Training Caregivers to Conduct a Descriptive Behavioral Assessment" (2016). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 27.