Rediscover Your Roots: Putting the Analysis Back in Behavior Analysis. Part 2: Discrepancy Analysis – Group
This presentation continues the discussion relating to analyzing barriers to learning in order to promote effective skill acquisition for learners. Discrepancy analysis is defined and the presenter provides examples of conducting a discrepancy analysis to pinpoint potential barriers and develop programming relating to the barriers. A checklist for conducting discrepancy analyses is provided for individuals to use with their own learners. The materials in this course also provide an excellent resource for training others on one example of ANALYZING learner performance instead of following a cookbook procedural approach.
Learning Objectives. Participants will be able to:
- Define discrepancy analysis
- Explain why discrepancy analysis is a critical aspect in providing effective behavior analytic services
- Conduct a discrepancy analysis with their learners to improve progress in skill acquisition programs
- Describe considerations that need to be made between can’t do and won’t do skill performances
- Describe what observations should be conducted when planning for addressing barriers to learning
- Explain how to tie observations and data collection back to the science of behavior analysis to determine the root problem and develop intervention
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.