Date of Graduation

Fall 2017


Master of Science in Education in Special Education


Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education

Committee Chair

Megan Boyle


Researchers have developed functional analyses (FAs) to improve efficiency and correspondence that still use core components of the traditional format. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the correspondence between the trial-based FA and the traditional FA. I also evaluated the correspondence between the synthesized-contingency trial-based FA and the traditional FA. Within this study, I determined that by combining methods, I was able to reduce false negatives for escape found within the trial-based FAs and false-positives found within the synthesized contingency FAs.


functional analysis, problem behavior, synthesized contingency, trial-based, autism

Subject Categories

Applied Behavior Analysis | Special Education and Teaching


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