Applied Behavior Analysis Concepts

As a result of completion of this five session course, you will be able to identify:

  • The key points of Behaviorism and where the causes of behavior are often found. You will also be able to identify what Applied Behavior Analysis often changes to affect future behavior.
  • How understanding antecedents will help us understand behavior. You will also be able to identify how a discriminative stimulus is learned over time; what a discriminative stimulus tells us about our environment and the availability of consequences; identify what Behavior Analysts see after watching and documenting the A-B-C’s that occur over time and define a functional analysis.
  • The three main parts of a Functional Behavior Assessment; identify the two main processes included in Behavior Intervention Plans for changing behavior and identify why continuous and accurate data collection is important.
  • The focus of a Verbal Behavior approach; identify the criteria for mastery of a concept in the Verbal Behavior approach and identify how an analyst determines where to start in a Verbal Behavior Program.
  • The concept of generalization and how we know it has been accomplished; identify some ways that improve the likelihood of generalization; identify the concept of maintenance and how we know it remains intact; identify the importance of consistent data collection of both generalization and maintenance of behavior and identify who is in the best position to collect data on generalization and maintenance of behavior over time.