The basis for all decision making in applied behavior analysis (ABA) intervention is data. Data are collected to help determine which behaviors to address, monitor intervention effects, and make program decisions. This course will provide an overview of data collection methods commonly used in ABA and how the information gained from the data is used to improve intervention efforts.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Rationale for Data Collection
Why Collect Data?
What is Data?
What is a Behavior?
Types of Data Collected in ABA Intervention
Section 3: Collecting Behavior Data
Why Collect Behavior Data?
Dimensions of Behavior
Categories of Behavior Recording Techniques
Continuous Data Recording
Discontinuous Data Recording
Permanent Product Recording
Section 4: Collecting Intensive Intervention Data
Skills Progress Data
Data Collection in Discrete Trial Instruction
Data Collection Methods for Naturalistic Techniques
Effective Program Data
Section 5: Graphing and Decision Making
Which Graph Should Be Used?
Section 6: Conclusion
Exam and BrainSparks
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.Staff Writer: Emaley McCulloch BA BCaBA
In 2008 Emaley McCulloch co-founded Autism Training Solutions, LLC and is currently the Director of Behavioral Products and Research at Relias Learning. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analysts and holds a Masters Degree in Special Education. She has 17 years experience in the field of autism and ABA and has provided and overseen services to individuals between the ages of 18 months to 24 years in homes, schools and clinical settings. For eight years she served as a consultant and supervisor at agencies based in Hawaii and Japan where she trained groups of professionals and parents. Emaley’s passion is staff training, dissemination of evidenced-based interventions, film and videography and using technology in the field of behavior analysis and special education. Disclosure: Emaley McCulloch BA BCaBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Amy Wiech M. Ed. BCBA
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Education in Special Education with emphasis in Behavior Analysis from University of Hawaii. She co-founded Autism Training Solutions, LLC in 2008. She has over 16 years' experience and thousands of hours of training in the field of autism and ABA as well as experience in teaching autistic children in preschool and elementary settings. She has worked directly with over 50 individuals with autism spectrum disorders between the ages of 19 months to 21 years. Disclosure: Amy Wiech M. Ed. BCBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Anne Collins-Castillo BA BCaBA
Anne Collins-Castillo is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. Anne has been working in the field of autism since 1999. She started designing e-Learning curriculum is 2009 and currently serves as the ABA Content Manager for Relias Learning. Prior to designing online curriculum Anne worked in Hawaii and Japan training and supervising teams of ABA interventionists and worked 1:1 with individuals with autism aged 2-24, designing and implementing programs using behavior analytic interventions. Disclosure: Anne Collins-Castillo BA BCaBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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