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100

While observing a client, I collected data on the number of times and how long my client talked appropriately to peers. I observed and recorded a total of three occurrences during the session. The first occurrence had a length of 3 minutes, the second a length of 1 mine, and the third a length of 4 minutes. Which measurement did I use? 

A. Rate

B. Total duration per session

C. Duration per occurrence

D. Percent of occurrence

C- Duration per occurrence

100

Which of the instructional methodologies utilizes the Standard Celeration Chart? 

A. Personalized System of Instruction (PSI)

B. Incidental Teaching

C. Precision Teaching

D. Discreate Trial Teaching (DTT)

C. Precision Teaching

100

Which of the following is not a behavioral cusp?

A. Learning how to pay for groceries

B. Learning how to open a door

C. Learning how to walk

D. Learning how to hold a pencil

D. Learning how to hold a pencil 

100

I ask my client "Where is your bear?" they respond "over there". My behavior is an example of what verbal operant? 

A. Echoic

B. Mand

C. Tact

D. Interverbal 

B. Mand

100

I write out components of my intervention in easy to understand terms so the clients teacher can follow through with the intervention when I am not there. Which dimension of ABA does this demonstrate? 

A. Technological

B. Applied

C. Behavioral

D. Generality

A. Technological

200

A  thoroughgoing form of behaviorism that attempts to understand all human behavior, including private events such as thoughts and feelings, in terms of controlling variables in the history of the person (ontogeny) and the species (phylogeny). 

A. Radical behaviorism

B.  Behaviorism 

C. Methodological behaviorism 

D. Explanatory fictions 

A. Radical behaviorism

200

I have to finish and submit my assessment before the end of the day today. If I don't I will have to postpone services. I have never missed a deadline so my primary focus today is to finish and submit the assessment. This puts everything else on hold until after I submit it. My behavior is...

A. Contingency shaped

B. Rule-governed

C. An SD

D. Deadline-shaped

B. Rule-governed

200

I want to take data on my client in their classroom setting. I am unable to take data myself so I train the teacher on how to record data for me. Based on previous ABC data we determine the behavior generally occurs when the client in presented with a novel tasks. The behavior occurs for long duration and requires observer/teacher to intervene many times to keep the client safe. Which measurement system would work best and why? 

A. Continuous measurement; good for long durations

B. Discontinuous measurement; good for long durations

C. Continuous measurement; good for high rates

D. Discontinuous measurement; good for low rates

B. Discontinuous measurement; good for long durations

200

My client typically gets peer attention when he yells during class. The teacher tells the peers to withhold attention and the peers comply. The next day my client yells during class. The peers do not react. He then pounds his fist of the desk. The peers do not react. The client then flips his desk and kicks materials. My clients behaviors are an example of...

A. Extinction burst

B. Extinction induced aggression

C. Spontaneous recovery

D. Escape/Avoidance behaviors

B. Extinction induced aggression

200

I want to determine whether or not the presence of a TV being on in the background during session results in an increase of off-topic behaviors with my client. During half of the session the TV is on, and the other half the TV is off. Before the start of each session I randomly select which half of the session will have the TV on. I am using what form of analysis? 

A. Non parametric analysis

B. Parametric analysis

C. Component analysis

D. Functional analysis

A. Non parametric analysis

300

While conducting an FA I observe and record my client's behavior while she is alone, without access to toys. What am I testing for? 

A. Positive reinforcement maintained behavior

B. Negative reinforcement maintained behavior

C. Automatic reinforcement maintained behavior

D. Access to reinforcement maintained behavior 

C. Automatic reinforcement maintained behavior

300

Bx is lawful. The universe is a lawful & orderly place. All phenomena occur as a result of other events. Bx is a function of genetics & the environment 

A. Empiricism 

B. Selectionism

C. Determinism 

D. Pragmatism 

C. Determinism

300

Inductive reasoning, drawing general rules based on specific observation and on practical rather than theoretical considerations

A. Mentalistic explanation

B. Parsimony

C. Analytic 

D. Pragmatism

D. Pragmatism

300

During a supervision visit to a clients house the parents ask me what they could do to support their child's social skills programs outside of session. I provide them with some suggestions. The parents involvement in their child's social skills program outside of the session is an example of?

A. Programming common stimuli

B. Loosely training

C. Multiple exemplars

D. Mediation

D. Mediation

300

I show my client two objects and have her choose which one she wants. Once she makes her choice she receives the item. What preference assessment am I using? 

A. Free operant

B. Multiple stimulus

C. Forced choice

D. Single stimulus

C. Forced choice

400

If there is a large variability in the data you have collected during the first few trials of a condition, what should you do? 

A. Continue the current condition

B. Start next condition and see if data becomes more stable

C. Reverse back to a previous condition where your data was more stable

D. Seek assistance from another experienced BCBA

A. Continue the current condition 

400

I have a client who engages in frequent SIB and I want to collect data on how many occurrences of the behavior take places during a predetermined length of time. What would be the most accurate measurement to use? 

A. IRT

B. Frequency

C. Latency

D. Rate

D. Rate

400

During intake the parents reported the client has recently started engaging in a self-gagging behavior. What should I do first? 

A. Conduct an FBA to determine the function

B. Conduct an FA to determine the function

C. Implement peer reviewed research supported treatment for self-gagging

D. Recommend parent have client medically evaluated due to recent behavior change

D. Recommend parent have client medically evaluated due to recent behavior change

400

I have trained my dog that in order to receive a treat she must respond correctly to a specific given command. I want to use this reinforcement contingency to teach new commands but ever time I attempt to teach her a new command she is solely focused on the treat in my hand. This is an example of...

A. Masking

B. Overshadowing

C. Stimulus control

D. An EO

B. Overshadowing

400

My client recently started engaging in aggressive behaviors which is atypical for him. Parents report he has had frequent headaches and lacking appetite. Parents also report he started a new medication. It appears behavior changes coincide with initial administration of the new medication. As a BCBA what should I do first? 

A. Implement peer reviewed research supported treatment procedure for the new aggressive behavior

B. Recommend parents have client medically evaluated

C. Discontinue services until parents report headaches and lack of eating have subsided

D. Conduct an FBA to determine function of behavior

B. Recommend parents have client medically evaluated

500

What are the 3 major parts of a contingency contract? 

A. Description of task, description of reward, and specific tokens

B. Description of task, description of reward, and task record.

C. Description of task, description of reward, and description of behavior

D. Description of task, description of behaviors, and task record. 

B. Description of task, description of reward, and task record.

500

Which of the following list of requirements must all be met in order for informed consent to be considered valid? 

A. Ind. (Individual) must show they have ability to make a decision; decision to participate in treatment must be voluntary; and must acknowledge possible negative side effects of treatment. 

B. Ind. must be a legal adult; decision to participate in treatment must be voluntary; and must have knowledge of treatment parts, conditions, and phases

C. Ind. must show they have ability to make a decision; decision to participate in treatment must be voluntary; and must have knowledge of treatment parts, conditions, and phases

D. Ind. must have good motor and vocal communication; decision to participate in treatment must be voluntary; and must have knowledge of treatment parts, conditions, and phases

C. Ind. must show they have ability to make a decision; decision to participate in treatment must be voluntary; and must have knowledge of treatment parts, conditions, and phases

500

I am using a discontinuous measurement procedure where I record an occurrence of the behavior only if the individual is engaging in the target behavior at the end of a predetermined amount of time. Which procedure am I using? 

A. Whole interval recording

B. Partial interval recording

C. Momentary time sampling

D. Planned activity check

C. Momentary time sampling

500

I present 3 picture cards to my client. A book, a rabbit, and a frog. I then ask "which card has a rabbit?" During initial trials the client consistently selects the incorrect card. I add a small smiley face sticker on the rabbit card. The next day I ask my client "which card has a rabbit?". He stops responding all together. Which form of prompting am I utilizing? 

A. Response prompt

B. Within stimulus prompt

C. Extra stimulus prompt

D. No prompt was given 

D. No prompt was given

500

If my client engages in problem behaviors with his mom, she sends him to the "chair" where he sits and watches his brother play with toys but is unable to participate. This is an example of which time out procedure? 

A. Contingent observation

B. Withdrawal

C. Planned ignoring

D. Partition time out

A. Contingent observation 

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