Challenging Behavior Bundle

CEUs: 12.5 Learning (8 Ethics included) BACB®
Presenter(s): Megan Miller, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Original price was: $125.00.Current price is: $85.00.

Functional assessment is important, but is it everything? This bundle provides the tools needed to comprehensively assess challenging behavior and develop programming that goes beyond function.

If you purchase this course you will earn 85 Points worth $8.50!

Traditional Escape Extinction: Ethical Considerations and a Review of Alternatives

Behavior analytic intervention programs frequently include the use of forced prompting to earn compliance with demands and reduce escape maintained challenging behavior. This approach is effective but can result in an increase in challenging behavior if the challenging behavior is also maintained by attention or can be difficult to implement with clients who are larger in size. Additionally, caregivers and staff may not accept the use of forced prompting and may not implement the procedure during the naturally occurring routine, which also reduces the effectiveness of the procedure. The purpose of this webinar is to explore ethical considerations regarding the use of forced prompting by drawing from the BACB Ethical and Professional Compliance Code and Van Houten et al. (1988). Additionally, the presentation will explore how the 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control addresses these ethical considerations and whether research in the basic or applied areas supports alternatives to forced prompting such as the 7 Steps as viable options for reducing escape maintained challenging behavior. Participants will be able to:
  1. Explain at least four issues that arise when using traditional escape extinction procedures
  2. Explain how traditional escape extinction procedures hamper the public’s image of behavior analysis
  3. Explain how the BACB PECC applies to the four issues with traditional escape extinction
  4. Describe the 7 steps of instructional control
  5. Provide at least 3 descriptions from basic and applied research that supports the use of alternatives to traditional escape extinction
  6. Describe future research that needs to be conducted relating to traditional escape extinction

Navigate Challenging Behavior Better

This webinar focuses on going beyond the typical training provided on functions of behavior and behavioral assessment to provide attendees with a more comprehensive understanding of how to navigate challenging behavior. Dr. Miller provides an overview of how to truly conduct functional assessment and analysis and reviews research in support of advancements in functional analysis technology such as the Interview Informed Synthesized Contingency Analysis (Hanley, 2015). She then provides a deeper dive into considerations relating to ethical and flexible application of extinction, addressing stereotypy, and maintaining analysis when designing behavior intervention plans. This webinar includes video examples and access to a google drive folder with example programs. Participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the primary purpose of functional assessment
  2. Identify at least 1 benefit to using advancements in functional analysis technologies
  3. Explain at least 1 ethical consideration regarding extinction
  4. Explain 1 treatment option for stereotypy
  5. Describe the importance of maintaining analysis in developing behavior intervention plans
  6. Describe at least 1 general guideline to follow when addressing challenging behavior

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:
  1. To summarize the research on demand fading
  2. To summarize the research on behavioral skills training
  3. To summarize the research on functional communication training
  4. 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
  5. To explain the steps to implement to promote successful implementation of functional communication training
  6. To describe how behavioral skills training can be used with clients to promote acquisition of skills

Toileting, Feeding, and Sleep, OH My!

This course provides an overview of effective behavior analytic interventions that can be used to address issues arising around toileting, feeding, and sleep. Attendees will receive an overview of literature to explore for these common pediatric difficulties and some examples of how to apply behavior analysis to effectively address these issues. Learning Objectives:
  1. Attendees will be able to describe at least 1 common intervention to address food selectivity
  2. Attendees will be able to describe at least 1 common intervention to address toileting difficulties
  3. Attendees will be able to describe at least 1 common intervention to address sleeping difficulties
  4. Attendees will be able to list at least 2 resources relating to addressing issues around toileting, feeding, and sleeping
  5. Attendees will be able to state at least 1 consideration to take into account when creating toileting, feeding, and sleeping interventions.


Challenging Behavior Bundle Number of CEs
Best practices in behavioral skills training, functional communication training, and demand fading 2.5
Navigate Challenging Behavior Better 6 Ethics
Traditional escape extinction 2 Ethics
Toileting, Feeding, and Sleep 2
Total 12.5

Additional information

CEU Type

Learning, Ethics

CEU Amount

>= 5

Product Type


Course Presenter

Megan Miller, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA


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