Supervision Pt. 3: Performance Feedback in ABA Supervision

Supervision Pt. 3: Performance Feedback in ABA Supervision 

This course is the third of a four-part series designed to prepare behavior analysts to supervise staff. This course is a review of the effective use of performance feedback in applied behavior analysis supervision. 
This training program is based on the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline (2.0) but is offered independent of the BACB.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavior Analyst Certification Board


This course is designed to meet Supervision CE requirements as outlined by the BACB.
CEU Type: Learning

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ABA-0-PFABAS
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe how to provide performance feedback based on goals set with supervisees.
Describe performance feedback within a behavior analytic framework.
Identify different methods for performance feedback delivery.
Determine the type of feedback needed based on a given situation.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Goal-Based Performance Feedback

The Need for Effective Feedback

What Is Performance Feedback?

Setting Supervision Goals Collaboratively

Try It Out

Ethics and Soft Skills

Importance of Performance Feedback Based on Mutually Developed Goals

Knowledge Check

Meet Donny and Doug



Section 3: Behaviorally Based Performance Feedback

Can Feedback Be Effective?

Performance Feedback and Operant Conditioning

The Contingencies of Performance Feedback

Feedback as Motivating Operations

Performance Feedback and Shaping

Zach Learns Brief Functional Analysis Procedures



Section 4: Delivering Performance Feedback

A Necessary Supervision Activity

Summarizing Effective Performance Feedback

Teaching Supervisees How to Respond to Feedback

Before Feedback is Delivered the First Time

Teaching Appropriate Responses to Feedback

Negative Reactions Despite Best Supervisor Efforts



Section 5: Providing Feedback for Different Situations

Feedback Tied to Specific Goals

Meet Charles

Verbal and Written Feedback

Reinforcing Feedback

Corrective Feedback

When Ethics Are at Risk



Section 6: Conclusion


Course Contributor


Instructor: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Behavioral Analyst; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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