Interpretation of functional analysis data is not always straightforward. As explained by McCord and Neef (2005), whether to include leisure items in the attention condition is one issue, which has implications on the functional analysis procedures one should use, how the data are interpreted, and the conclusions that could be made. At the completion of this CE program, the learner will be able to describe these issues and identify correct applications of the recommendations made by McCord and Neef (2005). If you are interested in this CE program, read Leisure items as controls in the attention condition of functional analyses by McCord and Neef (2005). (This article is available free of charge on the JABA web site.) Then purchase and complete the program to earn your CE credits.
About this course:
This course uses a fluency model. This model involves answering a series of questions, first during acquisition modules (one hour per module), and then again during fluency modules (which have a shorter time criterion). The fluency model provides many opportunities for practice. Furthermore, each question is accompanied by a hint which should be used unless you are absolutely certain you know the answer. When hints are used properly, fluency-based courses can be errorless or near-errorless.
Keep in mind that fluency-based courses utilize modules, which contain learning exercises--not tests. Concepts are learned when users consistently make important discriminations (correct vs. incorrect option selection) over a number of questions designed to promote generalization.
Here's how it works:
- Purchase this course (see above).
- Read Leisure items as controls in the attention condition of functional analyses by McCord and Neef (2005).
- Complete the acquisition modules to 100% correct.
- Complete the fluency modules to 100% correct.
- Once all acquisition and fluency learning modules have been completed to 100% correct, go to the Finishing Up module, complete the short survey, and print your certificate for BACB credits.
To manage your CE credits on the BACB web site, please use our ACE Provider # 0P-02-0017.
1. Select characteristics of an attention condition
2. Select options that explain and exemplify leisure items as a control for automatic reinforcement
3. Select options that explain and exemplify leisure items as competition for attention
4. Select options that reflect the advantages of conducting a preference assessment
5. Select options consistent with the recommendations of McCord and Neef (2005)
Recommended for BCBAs and BCaBAs.
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