Best Practices in Behavioral Skills Training, Functional Communication Training, and Demand Fading
One of the core functions of a behavior analyst’s job is to determine how to arrange the environment to promote skill acquisition and reduction of challenging behavior. Functional communication training, demand fading, and behavioral skills training are all intervention packages that can be used to achieve this goal. The purpose of this webinar is to review the literature related to each of these intervention packages and provide video examples of how to successfully apply each of these strategies. A thorough analysis of these interventions is crucial in creating intervention environments that result in a happy and motivated learner and decrease the reliance on traditional extinction procedures. Participants receive access to example intervention protocols to support implementation of demand fading, functional communication training, and behavioral skills training.
Participants will be able:
- To summarize the research on demand fading
- To summarize the research on behavioral skills training
- To summarize the research on functional communication training
- To explain how demand fading can be used as an alternative to traditional extinction procedures and describe the steps to follow to successfully implement demand fading
- To explain the steps to implement to promote successful implementation of functional communication training
- To describe how behavioral skills training can be used with clients to promote acquisition of skills
Behavioral Skills, Communication, Demand Fading
Megan Miller, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Paid, Included with Trail Blazers
Megan Miller, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA (pronouns she/her/hers) is Chief Clinical Officer of DoBetter Collective. Megan earned her Ph.D. in Special Education and Behavior Analysis at The Ohio State University in 2015. Dr. Miller’s early training in behavior analysis occurred at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism as a volunteer/intern in 2003. Since that time, she has provided services to over 100 children diagnosed with autism and other disabilities. Dr. Miller has taught courses in behavior analysis and special education as an adjunct professor for several universities. She has co-authored journal articles published in the Journal of Developmental Physical Disability, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Teaching Exceptional Children. She also co-authored “The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control” with Robert Schramm, BCBA. Megan has provided over 40 presentations to numerous professional organizations around the globe. In 2018, Dr. Miller started the #dobetter professional development movement to improve access to training in best practices in the field of behavior analysis via a free online community, webinars, and a podcast.