Applied Behavioral Analysis

Applied Behavioral Analysis

0.50 USBE Credits
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 badge, 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 Badge to learn more!

FEES

You will be charged $25 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.

Observation Results: Submit observation results from a cooperating teacher, including notes and a summary. The observation should be of the badge earner working with the student.


Review Criteria

Submission demonstrates candidate uses best practices and achieves positive behavioral results.

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

Submission demonstrates candidate uses best practices and achieves positive behavioral results.

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
Richard Gaisford
Richard Gaisford
William Jackson
William Jackson
Chris Kupfer
Chris Kupfer
Ethel Morgan-Craig
Ethel Morgan-Craig
Lois Feliz Morris
Lois Feliz Morris
Adam Skousen
Adam Skousen
Matthew Stroshine
Matthew Stroshine
Julie Wilde
Julie Wilde

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