A Decision-Making Model for Safe and Effective Use of Functional Analysis Procedures

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While functional analysis provides the standard methodology for the assessment of problem behavior, procedures still pose potential risk when assessing severe problem behavior. Previous studies have examined several strategies to improve the efficiency of and reduce risks related to the functional analysis process. The purpose of the present series of studies was to replicate and extend previous research on the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior for one participant diagnosed with an intellectual disability. By incorporating strategies within a systematic decision-making framework, functional analysis procedures were implemented to conduct the assessment of precursors, determine maintaining contingencies for severe problem ... continued below

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Vega, Gabrielle M. August 2017.

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While functional analysis provides the standard methodology for the assessment of problem behavior, procedures still pose potential risk when assessing severe problem behavior. Previous studies have examined several strategies to improve the efficiency of and reduce risks related to the functional analysis process. The purpose of the present series of studies was to replicate and extend previous research on the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior for one participant diagnosed with an intellectual disability. By incorporating strategies within a systematic decision-making framework, functional analysis procedures were implemented to conduct the assessment of precursors, determine maintaining contingencies for severe problem behavior, and evaluate the effects of a treatment based on the results of a functional analysis.

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Vega, Gabrielle M. A Decision-Making Model for Safe and Effective Use of Functional Analysis Procedures, thesis, August 2017; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1011856/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .