Date of Graduation

Fall 2017

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Special Education

Department

Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education

Committee Chair

Megan Boyle

Keywords

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

Subject Categories

Applied Behavior Analysis | Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

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.

Copyright

© Kaitlin S. Curtis

Open Access

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