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:
- Describe the primary purpose of functional assessment
- Identify at least 1 benefit to using advancements in functional analysis technologies
- Explain at least 1 ethical consideration regarding extinction
- Explain 1 treatment option for stereotypy
- Describe the importance of maintaining analysis in developing behavior intervention plans
- Describe at least 1 general guideline to follow when addressing challenging behavior
Megan Miller, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
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.