Functional strategies for preventing the development of severe problem behavior 2/15/18 10:00 am eastern

Presented by Tara A. Fahmie, Ph.D. BCBA-D

Date: Thursday February 15, 2018 Time:10:00 am – 1:00 pm eastern  

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Presented by: Tara A. Fahmie, Ph.D. BCBA-D

Date: Thursday February 15, 2018 Time:10:00 am – 1:00 pm eastern  Recording Information: ABACAccess5

Research on the functional analysis of severe behavior (aggression, self-injury, property destruction) has yielded a great deal of information about the conditions that give rise to and maintain such behavior in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These collective findings have produced a powerful technology for behavior change; however, the prevailing focus of behavior analytic services remains on the treatment of existing severe behavior. In this presentation, I will propose several strategies to prevent the initial onset of severe problem behavior. Strategies will be based on a review of emerging areas of research in both the functional analysis of severe behavior and prevention.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this event, participants will be able to:

• Identify various challenging situations that are likely to give rise to problem behavior.
• Distinguish between preventing the occurrence and preventing the development of problem behavior.
• Describe three overarching strategies for preventing the development of problem behavior.
• Describe the relevance of function-based interventions to the prevention of severe behavior.

10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Pretest
10:10 am: Presentation begins
11;30 am: 10 minute break
11:40 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
11:50 am: Presentation resumes
12:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
1:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes

Dr. Tara Fahmie is an assistant professor in the department of psychology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Dr. Fahmie earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida, where she became inspired by the faculty to pursue a graduate degree in Behavior Analysis. She earned her masters degree from the University of Kansas, under the mentorship of Dr. Gregory Hanley, and her PhD from the University of Florida, under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Iwata. Dr. Fahmie is a BCBA-D and has over 10 years of experience implementing behavior analysis with various populations in clinics, schools, and residential settings. Dr. Fahmie currently conducts research in several preschool classrooms and in collaboration with local autism agencies. She has published on the functional analysis of problem behavior and on the acquisition of social skills in young children. These two initial research interests have led to her emerging passion for research on the prevention of problem behavior. Dr. Fahmie also contributes to the field as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis’ and as the membership chair of Division 25 of the American Psychological Association.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

Dr. Fahmie receives speaker fees for presenting ABACLive webinars. She does not receive royalties from books or materials mentioned during the webinar.

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