Variations on Functional Analysis Methods

Variations on Functional Analysis Methods 

This webinar will provide a rationale and context for implementing brief functional analysis within clinical practice. It will also offer a model for implementation and specific strategies to maximize the effectiveness of the results. *Participant complaints regarding this or any other BACB CE event requirements violations must first be directed, in writing, to the Relias Learning ACE Coordinator, Rhonda Davin, PhD. Please contact Dr. Davin via email: [email protected] The ACE Coordinator will make every reasonable attempt to resolve participant complaints; however, should the ACE Coordinator be unable to resolve the complaint, the complainant may file a formal complaint directly with the BACB.


Hours: 1.00


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Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet Type 2 Ethics CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-ADVWEB5
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
List the factors that can affect whether it is feasible to conduct a functional analysis.
Describe how brief functional analyses differ from the method of functional analysis described by Iwata et al. (1982/1994).
Describe at least three alternative formats of functional analysis and the clinical situations to which they are best suited.

History Iwata et al., 1982 Functional Analysis Factors that Affect the Viability of Conducting an FA Single Function Test Latency-Based EO present vs. EO absent Extended Alone Brief Functional Analysis Brief Multielement Design Brief Functional Analysis: Empirical Evaluation Brief Functional Analysis: Caregivers as Therapists Trial-Based FA Trial-Based FA: Empirical Evaluation Antecedent only “FAs” The Role of Reinforcement in FAs/DAs Anderson & Long (2002) Call et al. (2013) Response Classes FA of Precursors FA of Precursors Interview Informed Structured Contingency Analysis (IISCA) IISCA: Empirical Evaluation

Instructor: Nathan A. Call, PhD, BCBA-D
Dr. Call received his doctorate in school psychology from the University of Iowa in 2003 under the mentorship of David P. Wacker, Ph.D. He completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Center for Disabilities and Development, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center and Emory University under the supervision of Wayne Fisher, Ph.D., and Henry S. Roane, Ph.D. Dr. Call is currently the Interim Clinical Director and Director of the Behavior Analysis Research Core at the Marcus Autism Center. He is also an associate professor in the Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Call’s current research interests include the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders as well as the behavioral mechanisms that influence the effectiveness of those assessments and treatments. This work has led him to work with many children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families. Disclosure: Nathan A. Call, PhD, BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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