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Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis


Documents for Download

ABC Data Checklist  Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence tools are helpful in determining the events and stimuli that impact behavior.  Once we identify these stimuli, we can change the environment and alter our behavior in ways that will impact the world around us.


ABC Sample This document provides one example of an ABC data sheet that has been completed on one specific target behavior, yelling.  From the antecedents listed and consequences identified, you may begin to see patterns emerge in regards to particular responses that either alleiviate or exasperate the target behavior.


BCBAs & BCaBAs by US State (2007) - This chart illustrates the number of BCBA's and BCaBA's in each US state as of 2007.  The inforamtion is limited to the number of Behavior Analysts who chose to report their status on the Certifcant Registry with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).  The information presented considers the distribution of BCBA/BCaBA per capita and per square mile.  While this information is 3 years old, I am certain it still offers a valuable perspective into the growth across and the areas of need within the United States.


Behavior Intervention Plan (Chart) Behavior Intervention plans can be tricky to create.  While you want to be mindful to include the necessary components (observable & measurable target behaviors defined, suspected functions, responses upon occurrence of target behavior as well as responses upon non-occurrence, recording procedure, replacements behaviors and reinforcement procedures) you also want to be able to create a document teachers and parents can reference quickly.  Here is one example of a Behavior Intervention plan/summary that is presented in visual form.


Ethics in Applied Research - Presession Pairing, Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, SEEM

Ethical Considerations Across Various Treatment Settings, BABAT 2012 Panel Presentation

"Is this treatment ethical", Amanda N. Kelly / Kim Bethel, SEEM Collaborative 2012 


Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Sample - Functional behavior assessments are evaluations that with the use of indirect and direct methods of obtaining information, can be helpful in identifying the antecedents and consequences which maintain behavior.  This document is one example of a completed FBA.  To learn more about the components of a FBA, please visit the  Behavior Assessments page on this site.


General Behavior Recommendations & Rationale (for Teachers) - This document offers basic behavioral advice and suggests some ways to decrease challenging behaviors in the classroom setting.


Investigation of the Legislation: MA, ME, NH & NY - A chart that offers a comparison in status and coverage by bills and Laws pertaining to Autism Insurance Coverage for Evidence-based treatments, specifically Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Updated August 1, 2010


Legal Requirements for Functional Behavior Assessments (US Federal) - This resource provides a brief overview of the US Federal guidelines (IDEA, 2004) as they pertain to the rights of students and their families within the public school system.


Massachusetts DOE Ruling on Consent - This document clearly outlines the Massachsetts laws regarding a Public School's obligation to obtain parental consent for interviews and observations for the purposes of developing behavior intervention plans (BIP) and supports within the school setting.


Single Subject Research Designs - There are several single subject designs often employed by Behavior Analysts.  This chart represents the various designs and breaks down components of each to determine whether the design has the potential to demonstrate a functional relation.


Seven Dimension of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)  - This brief powerpoint synopsis details the 7 Dimensions of ABA.  Pretty neat acronym to remember all seven...GET A CAB!


Video Modeling: Functional toy play - Video modeling has been used in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis to teach skills such as conversational speech (Charlop & Milstein, 1989), perspective taking (Charlop-Christy & Daneshvar, 2003), and complex play sequences (D'Ateno et al, 2003). Some research evaluating the models has been conducted to include an investigation of effectiveness when siblings as the identified model (Taylor et al, 1999).  This link will lead you to a sample video that could be used for the purposes of teaching complex play sequences, more specifically one way in which to appropriately engage with a toy car garage. Special thanks to Bridget Fleming, Ed.S, BCBA for assistance creating and starring in this video.