Skill Acquisition
Behavior Reduction
Documentation and Professional Conduct
These are ways in which an RBT can prepare to collect data:
What is: defining the target behavior, have materials ready (pencil, sheet), identifying when/what you are observing, establish this with other professionals
Ensuring the definition of a target behavior is clear enough so that all data collectors are know what they are looking for (not subjective). Hint: 2 key words
What is writing behavior objectives in observable and measurable terms.
This type of reinforcement is used when teaching new skills and reinforcing each instance of a desired behavior.
What is continuous reinforcement. BONUS: When is intermittent reinforcement used?
Why behavior occurs and common reasons why problem behavior occurs.
What is the function of behavior. Obtain: Attention, Tangibles, Stimulation Avoid: Attention, Task/Situation, Stimulation
These are variables that may affect a client that are important to note in your objective data collection.
What are: illness, relocation, medication, sleep disturbances, outside issues with family
Collecting data on all responses of behavior during a data collection period
What is continuous data collection procedures BONUS: What are two examples of these?
These are examples of two ways we can directly identify a student's preferred items/activities.
What is preference assessments: paired choice and stimuli without replacement
These are required parts of a skill acquisition plan:
What is: what you are teaching, when/where you are teaching, materials needed, how to reinforce, how to progress monitor and a plan for generalization/maintenance
These are examples of interventions that target modifying antecedents (must give at least 2 examples)
What are modifying the environment, clarifying expectations, changing how directions are given (e.g., High P), letting students know what they are working for.
This is the policy that you follow as an RBT at Great Circle in relation to abuse and neglect reporting.
What is a mandated reporter.
These are examples of discontinuous data collection procedures (you must be able to define each of these three).
What are: partial interval, whole interval and momentary time sampling
The three types of individualized assessments that you may assist with as RBTs
What are: curriculum based, developmental, social skills
These are the four components of a discrete trial in discrete trial teaching:
What is: the discriminative stimulus (Sd), client response and the reinforcing stimulus and the intertrial interval
These are the three instances when staff at Great Circle use a crisis response and implement physical interventions:
What is: 1) to prevent a student from injuring themselves, 2) to prevent the student from injury another student or staff, 3) to prevent extreme destruction of property
These are roles that an RBT has at Great Circle.
What is the implementation of intervention plans, assist in the assessment of clients, take and enter data, follow the ethical guidelines of RBT through the BACB.
This type of data collection involves looking at the impact of the behavior on the environment.
What is permanent product recording.
You are asked to assist with an assessment of a child's social skills. Give two meaningful ways you can do this:
What is: completing a rating scale based on your experience with the student, observe the student in their environment and describe what you see v. a typical peer (if available), probe for specific skills
When reducing your prompts over time to increase independence this is called:
What is prompt fading
These are procedures where you are reinforcing other or alternative behaviors instead of the problem behavior.
What is Differential Reinforcement of Other or Alternative Behavior (DRA, DRO) BONUS: Give an example of a DRA or DRO
RBTs must follow a subset of the Guidelines of Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts. Two examples of these are: maintaining confidentiality and avoiding false statements- which mean...
Confidentiality: not disclosing personally identifiable information to those who it is not professionally relevant. Do not discuss in public or share with staff members that do not have a need to know for programming. Avoiding false statements: do not make public statements that are fraudulent about the practice, research or other methods used in your behavioral work or content of behavior analysis.
Graphs are AWESOME! These are the three ways we look at data to interpret and visually analyze the changes in data.
What are shifts in Level, Trend, and Variability BONUS: What is it called when you take data before your intervention?
Describe how you as an RBT will assist with Functional Assessment procedures
What is: collect ABC data, define target behaviors, describe the environment, enter data, discuss other variables that may impact behavior
Stimulus discrimination training requires one behavior and two stimuli conditions. This is how the instructor teaches the student to do the behavior when one stimulus is present but not the other.
What is reinforcing the behavior in the presence of one stimuli and not reinforcing it in the presence of another. BONUS: give an example
Using extinction means that a staff member is doing the following.
What is ignoring or not reinforcing a behavior that had been previously reinforced BONUS: what is it called if during extinction there is an increase in problem behavior?
Informing clients of their rights, involving them in treatment decisions, obtaining informed consent, considering client needs and wants, not talking about clients in front of them- these are all examples of....
What is how to maintain client dignity.
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