EDS 64000 Observation and Assessment in Behavior Analysis

Students will learn to conduct assessments relevant to the development of individual behavior change plans. Topics covered include: record review, determination of the need for behavior analytic services, identification and prioritization of socially significant behavior change goals, assessments of skill strengths and deficits, and interpretation of functional assessment data. Students will conduct preference assessments, descriptive assessments, and a functional analysis. Based on Section 2F 1-9 of the BACB Fifth Edition Task List. Students will write a short proposal for an alternative to a traditional FA that would be more appropriate in a school setting. This will include identifying legal and ethical barriers to traditional FAs in schools. (rubric) This will be used as part of the EdS Emphasis in BA assessment report and is the key assessment for Standard 5 QI1.