Applied Behavioral Analysis

Applied Behavioral Analysis

0.50 USBE Credit
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a framework to provide services for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders which is nationally recognized as the "gold standard" for treatment. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders require a unique approach to supporting their special education programs. Increasing numbers of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Special Education have prompted clinical and community professionals to provide services aimed at analyzing and shaping behavior.

DESCRIPTION

To earn this 0.5 credit microcredential, you will need to collect and submit two sets of evidence from a student you work with: a six-week set of observation data and an observation from a cooperating teacher. Both sets of evidence should reflect positive changes in the student's behavior. Click Earn this Microcredential to learn more!

FEES

You will be charged $20 by the badge provider. You'll be charged at the point you submit your badge for final review.

CLARIFICATIONS

ABA will not provide programming specific to an individual student. Rather, this approach is applied to help develop student specific programming.

IMPORTANT TERMS

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): A framework for analyzing behavior and developing intervention.

Reinforcement: Something that follows a behavior that increases the likelihood the behavior will happen again.

Intervention: Systematic manipulation of antecedent and consequence events to change behavior.

PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports

Data Collection: Systematic observation of behavior collected to analyze and implement intervention.

BACKGROUND SCENARIO

In the past school year, a student had worked with an ABA therapist during the summer who had analyzed his behavior and developed specific techniques for working with him. The teacher was able to work with the student using these ABA strategies and have increased success that may have taken much longer to develop had she not had the strategies. The ABA therapist was able to describe the behavior, the function of the behavior and very specific intervention. The teacher then was more confident in working with the student and had a background to provide excellent service provision.

EVIDENCE OPTIONS

Student Performance Data: Submit behavior tracking data. This data should span at least 6 weeks and include baseline and progress data. The data should reflect positive changes in student behavior. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.

Observation Results: Submit observation results from a cooperating teacher or administrator, including notes and a summary. This should be an observation of you working directly with this student. These observation results should demonstrate your effective and consistent use of ABA techniques.

REFLECTION PROMPTS

  1. Describe how and when you use Applied Behavioral Analysis as a part of your instructional practice.

  2. Describe how your students benefit from your use of ABA.

  3. What steps might you take in the future to strengthen and further develop your use of ABA in the future?

Review Criteria

Criterion 1. The reflection demonstrates a firm understanding of ABA theory.

Criterion 2: The reflection demonstrates and understanding of the connection between student behavior, function, and intervention.

Criterion 3. The reflection demonstrates the enactment of ABA techniques in practice.

RESOURCES

ABA Educational Site
https://www.appliedbehavioranalysisedu.org/what-is-aba/
This website gives more information from the direct government body.

Autism Speaks: ABA Site
https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/treatment/applied-behavior-analysis-aba
This website describes the application of ABA in treatment of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Behavior Analysis Certification Board Website
https://www.bacb.com/about-behavior-analysis/
This website discusses the basis for ABA.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders: What is ABA?
http://www.centerforautism.com/aba-therapy.aspx
This website gives more information about the application of ABA with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Registered Behavior TechnicianTM (RBT® ) Task List
https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/161019-RBT-task-list-english.pdf
The RBT task list provides the competencies needed to perform the functions related to application of the theory.

BADGE EARNERS

Sheila Allen
Sheila Allen
Micki Allred
Micki Allred
Natalie Alofipo
Natalie Alofipo
Margarita Castro
Margarita Castro
Kathy Chisholm
Kathy Chisholm
Jaime Christensen
Jaime Christensen
Sarah Decker
Sarah Decker
Nora DeLange
Nora DeLange
Cheryl Detrich
Cheryl Detrich
Laura Garcia
Laura Garcia
Laurie Hart
Laurie Hart
Lori Hawthorne-Schlichting
Lori Hawthorne-Schlichting
William Jackson
William Jackson
Natalie Johnson
Natalie Johnson
Shanona Johnson
Shanona Johnson
Chris Kupfer
Chris Kupfer
Karen Miller
Karen Miller
Ethel Morgan-Craig
Ethel Morgan-Craig
Lois Feliz Morris
Lois Feliz Morris
Heather Owens
Heather Owens
Christine Peasley
Christine Peasley
Tiffany Pintor
Tiffany Pintor
Joane Quilter
Joane Quilter
Kristen Rowe
Kristen Rowe
Suzanne Sheridan
Suzanne Sheridan
Adam Skousen
Adam Skousen
Samantha Stokes
Samantha Stokes
Matthew Stroshine
Matthew Stroshine
Jill Thompson
Jill Thompson
Julie Wilde
Julie Wilde
Li Xu
Li Xu

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