Using Behavior Analytic Methods to Assess for Environmental Deficits in Residential Services (2 BACB CEUs)

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Description

Behavior Analysts frequently are asked to assess the behaviors of persons living, working, or learning in settings that elicit the very behaviors they seek to eliminate. Traditional functional assessment processes that focus on the individual do shed light on some of those problems. However, organizations frequently deal with such findings by ignoring system-challenging information or by making narrow adjustments that serve only the identified individual (although others are likely affected). Behavior Analysis has tools that can capture systematic problems with environmental quality. Although adding this information into an FBA is more costly and time-consuming, it can be particularly helpful for situations in which extreme behaviors have not remitted with traditional methods, or in settings in which consumer behaviors as a whole tend to worsen after admission. In this course, we will focus specifically on the environmental deficits of residential care that are frequently associated with challenging behavior of people with severe developmental disabilities. However, the techniques described could be tailored for home, work, and educational environments as well. *This course is offered independent of the BACB*

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  • How to navigate through this course

    Welcome to Using Behavior Analytic Methods to Assess for Environmental Deficits in Residential Services

  • Course Outline

    Behavior Analysts frequently are asked to assess the behaviors of persons living working or learning in settings that elicit the very behaviors they seek to eliminate. Traditional functional assessmen...

  • Introduction to Using Behavior Analytic Methods to Assess for Environmental Deficits in Residential Services

    Behavior Analysts frequently are asked to assess the behaviors of persons living working or learning in settings that elicit the very behaviors they seek to eliminate. Traditional functional assessmen...

  • Behavior as a Reflection of Service Quality

    The idea that ecological factors can induce challenging behavior is not new. Rogers-Warren and Warren s (1977) text Ecological Perspectives in Behavior Analysis suggested behavior analysts should take...

  • Table 1

    Operationalization of QOL Domains Domains Operationalization Examples Personal development Education and training in areas such as academics personal growth work skills social skills coping skills Sel...

  • Table 2

    NCI Community Care Quality Indicators with Example Data Points Indicator Individual Example System Example Relationships Time spent interacting socially with people other than staff Do staff embed soc...

  • Section Review

    Behavior Analysis has a wide variety of applications with tools that can capture systematic problems with environmental quality. Functional behavior assessments that include environmental quality asse...

  • Incorporating Environmental Quality Indicators into FBA Processes

    Environmental Quality Indicators can be assessed during chart reviews direct observations and interview portions of the FBA process. Let s look at each of these in turn then we will turn our attention...

  • Chart Review

    A typical client chart review should include such documents as incident/behavior reports daily schedules medical reports psychiatric review notes behavior plans and related data and service plans with...

  • Incident/Behavior Reports

    Incident/Behavior reports are routinely used by BAs to identify already-captured antecedents and consequences and to look for correlations of setting factors related to time place and person. As with ...

  • Table 3

    Patterns in Incident/Behavior Reports with Next Steps Data Pattern High Probability Quality Indications Next Steps High Rate of Reporting by a Particular Staff Member or Staff Group (shifts substitute...

  • Daily Schedules

    Many residential programs especially those receiving Medicaid funding maintain 24-hour schedules for each consumer. If not one should be requested for the focus client prior to beginning observations ...

  • Table 4

    Example Daily Schedule (with Observation Data ) SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 6 am Sleep In or Leisure ( awake in bed 6am - 6:50 ) Rise and Shine Dress Rise and Shine Dress Rise and Shine Dress (Dressin...

  • Medical and Psychiatric Review Notes

    Behavior Analysts should be interested in medical notes inasmuch as they correlate with challenging behavior exacerbations provide instructions to direct support workers regarding care and reflect imp...

  • Behavior Plans

    Behavior plans should be reviewed for the following: To ensure positive approaches have been tried prior to the use of any aversive procedures. This may require looking through previous plans. For pro...

  • Service Plan

    As mentioned earlier agencies vary in their names for interdisciplinary program plans but BAs should endeavor to find this document. Some possible names include habilitation plans support plans and se...

  • Section Review

    A thorough chart review will include such documents as daily schedules incident/behavior reports current and former behavior intervention plans service plans and medical/psychiatric notes. Daily sched...

  • Direct Observation

    To make the most of direct observation time BAs will have designed a plan to sample across times settings and people. Efforts should be made to capture data in situations that have a high probability ...

  • Box 1

    Case Example from Staff ABC Data Analysis: Nala s self-injury was frequent severe and terrifying for caregivers. She had been provided with 1:1 care but the behavior plan was different for each type o...

  • Section Review

    Entry and exit data are useful in sampling environmental culture. Consumer ABC data sampled sufficiently can provide information about meaningful participation social interaction choice and self-deter...

  • Interviews

    When it comes to conducting interviews timing is everything. This author s practice is to interview key personnel who are more removed from the situation prior to beginning observations. This may incl...

  • Box 2

    Suggesting Entry Meeting Topics Introduce observers & give credentials FBA definition and usual processes Importance of examining times/places of low probability for the target behavior Problems with ...

  • Section Review

    Entry meetings are recommended to explain the process and collect input on topography from the team as a whole. Limits of confidentiality should be explained thoroughly prior to conducting observation...

  • Providing Feedback to Stakeholders

    Reporting findings from an FBA that includes an assessment of environmental quality requires the addition of sections to specifically address those factors. Box 3 provides a suggested report outline. ...

  • Box 3

    FBA with Environmental Quality Report Format Reason for Referral Record Review History of the target behavior Previous behavioral treatments and results FBAs BIPs and available data Previous non-behav...

  • Section Review

    Reports should be written in a manner that is technically correct but accessible to readers with no behavior analytic training. In addition to the usual components of an FBA report sections should be ...

  • Summary Review

    Behavior Analysis has a wide variety of applications with tools that can capture systematic problems with environmental quality. Functional behavior assessments that include environmental quality asse...

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