Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. R. Wayne Fuqua
Dr. Stephanie Peterson
Dr. Richard Malott
Functional, analysis, training, assessment, behavior
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Functional behavior assessment (FBA), and more specifically functional analysis (FA), refer to structured assessment processes designed to identify the controlling variables for challenging behaviors across children, adolescents, and adults. The results from a functional analysis are used to match therapy techniques to unique causal variables for challenging behaviors and also to select more adaptive replacement behaviors that produce similar functions as the challenging behaviors. As functional analysis techniques, in all variations, have become more commonplace in applied behavior analysis (ABA), attention has turned to how to train practitioners to implement FAs, interpret the results, and use the FAs to inform treatment planning. In this study we evaluated a video modeling intervention in comparison to a written treatment protocol for training graduate students in this complex set of skills that are required for a comprehensive FA. The results of this study demonstrate participants varied in skill acquisition across conditions of written and video modeling, and each required additional vocal instruction to reach mastery criteria.
Conway, "Examining the Effectiveness of a Training Video on the lmplementation and lnterpretation of a Functional Analysis" (2016). Master's Theses. 707.