2. Basic knowledge of FBA procedures
A Summary of Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
The following link highlights the 7 components of an FBA. It also describes the importance of assessing the function of a problem behavior before implementing a behavior intervention plan.
Functional Behavioral Assessment: Identifying the Reasons for Problem Behavior and Developing a Behavior Plan
The following resource is an Iris Center module which includes the steps to completing a functional behavior assessment and describes the importance of discovering the reason why a challenging behavior is occurring. This module is comprised of 5 multi- media sections that describe the process of assessing the function of a behavior and developing a systematic behavior intervention plan.
Functional Behavioral Assessment Conducting an ABC Analysis
In the following resource is from the IRIS Center Video Collection in which Kathleen Lane summarizes how to conduct an ABA data analysis. The video provides tips on how to successfully collect information in a classroom setting.
Functional Behavior Assessment
The following resource page from Autism Speaks provides PDFs for functional behavior assessments, including a Challenging Behaviors Toolkit for teachers and parents.
3. Basic knowledge of BIP procedures
Behavior Intervention Plan
The following link explains the components of a behavior intervention plan and why it is important to have one for a student who is exhibiting challenging behaviors.
BIP: Behavior Intervention Plan
The following link is a short video in which Adel Najdowski, BCBA-D describes the purpose of a behavior intervention plan.
Ideas for Preventing Challenging Behaviors in School
Autism Speaks outlines ideas for preventing challenging behaviors in school and potential replacement behaviors that can be utilized for behavior intervention plans.
Behavior Intervention Plans
In the following video, Evelyn Gould, BCBA discusses how to successfully implement an individualized BIP in an educational setting on Autism Live.
1. Basic knowledge of ABA principles
What is ABA?
In the following link, Dr. Adel Najdowski briefly talks about basic concepts in Applied Behavior Analysis, in addition to common misconceptions about the field. She also explains how discrete trial training is only one training tool within ABA.
Autism Q & A: What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Applied behavior analysis lets us have scientific approach to understanding behavior and its causes.
Association for Science in Autism Treatment
According to the following website Practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA) aim to improve socially important behavior by using interventions that are based upon principles of learning theory and that have been evaluated in experiments using reliable and objective measurement.
Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis
According to Psychology today Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, domestic capabilities, punctuality, and job competence.
ABA Therapy, Center for Autism & Related Disorders
At CARD, access ABA services without delay. CARD provides services to patients of all ages across all settings at locations throughout the United States.
Behavior Analysis Certification Board. About Behavior Analysis
The BACB website defines ABA as the science of behavior, with a history extending back to the early 20th century. Its guiding philosophy is behaviorism, which is based on the premise that attempts to improve the human condition through behavior change (e.g., education, behavioral health treatment) will be most effective if behavior itself is the primary focus.
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
The Cambridge Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the scientific study of behavior and its humane application to the solution of practical problems, including the prevention and relief of human suffering.