This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
SECTION 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
SECTION 2: The Importance of Behavior Support Plans and Assessments
A. The Number 1 Rule of Behavior Support Plans
B. The Four Guidelines for Following a BSP
C. Know the Preventive Steps
D. More Examples of Preventive Steps
E. Reviewing a Sample Behavior Support Plan
F. Ask for Help with BSPs
G. Examples of When to Ask
H. What Is a Functional Assessment?
I. Types of Functional Assessments
SECTION 3: Types of Functional Assessments
A. Interview to Get Information
B. Directly Observe the Behavior
C. Use an Analog Functional Analysis
D. Problem Behavior as a Form of Communication
E. Meet Jane
F. Identify the Problem Behavior and What Function It Serves
G. Meet Carter
SECTION 4: Why Collecting Data is Important for Positive Behavior Support
A. Collecting Data Is Important
B. To Understand Why Behavior Occurs
C. To Determine if a BSP Is Working
D. Types of Data Collection
E. Frequency Recording
F. Interval Recording
G. Examples of Frequency and Interval Recording
H. General Observation Form for Interval Recording
I. Duration Recording
J. Guidelines on What Data to Collect
K. When Should You Ask for Help in Following a BSP?
L. Helping Carol Using Positive Behavior Support
SECTION 5: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Marsha B. Parsons is Director of the Dogwood Resource Center at the J. Iverson Riddle Center in Morganton, North Carolina, and has over 45 peer-reviewed journal article publications and has coauthored 3 books. She has over 30 years of supervisory experience and offers a wide range of behavioral support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. She has given more than 75 presentations in staff training, management and motivation, evaluation, and provision of services. Disclosure: Marsha Parsons, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Dennis Reid, Ph.D.
Dr. Dennis H. Reid is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has spent his career providing behavioral services as a teacher, psychologist, program director, and director of psychology services. Dr. Reid shows a sustained record of impressive and outstanding applied research with major benefits for its direct participants, populations of participants, and fellow researchers. While most of his work is reported as peer-reviewed research in the most rigorous of applied journals, he has also taken the time to write books and manuals to allow this information to be exported to the widest audience. His work on reinforcer assessment/preference and happiness indices was seminal and is frequently cited. This line of preference investigation has opened new opportunities for the lives of individuals with profound, multiple handicaps. His work in staff training and management (including staff motivation) has helped other researchers and practitioners understand and use these procedures. Disclosure: Dennis Reid, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Myra Lavenue, M.A.
Myra Lavenue has 16 years of experience creating educational material for online training, classroom training, technical manuals, user’s guides, quick-start guides, job aids, posters, video scripts, and newsletters. Her primary goal when developing instructions is always to write clearly, inform the reader, and engage the reader’s interest by using a voice the reader can relate to. Her customers have included Albertina Kerr Centers, Multnomah County (Oregon), Qwest Communications, American Express, Bellcore, AT&T, Intel Corporation, LAIKA Studios, Hewlett-Packard, The Gap, ACT Inc., John Deere, Rite Aid, and more. She has a BA in Biology from the University of Chicago, and a Master’s in Communications from New York University. Disclosure: Myra Lavenue, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.