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Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Rachel Taylor joins the panel to discuss the process of case conceptualization, with particular emphasis on expanding our lens on the concepts of risk assessment and goal selection in applied behavior analysis.

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Show Notes



Deochand N, Eldridge RR, Peterson SM. (2020). Toward the Development of a Functional Analysis Risk Assessment Decision Tool. Behavior Analysis in Practice,13(4):978-990. doi: 10.1007/s40617-020-00433-y. Erratum in: Behav Anal Pract. 2020 Aug 24;13(4):991. PMID: 33269209; PMCID: PMC7666254.

Hayes, S.C., Barlow, D.H. and Nelson-Gray, R.O. (1999) The Scientist Practitioner: Research and Accountability in the Age of Managed Care. 2nd Edition, Allyn & Bacon, Needham Heights. 

Reiss, S. (2010). Human needs and intellectual disabilities: Applications for person centered planning, dual diagnosis, and crisis intervention. NADD Press. 

Wolf, M. M. (1978). Social validity: The case for subjective measurement or how applied behavior analysis is finding its heart. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 11(2), 203–214.




BACB’s definition of ABA: 

Learn more about the four levels of measurement with Dr. Milyko:

To learn more about Dr. Rachel Taylor’s Risk Driven Approach © keep an eye out for the upcoming paper Towards Socially Meaningful Case Conceptualization in ABA: Introducing the RDA ©.  You can also see her presentation with Allyson Moore at the upcoming CASP conference

Center for Applied Behavior Analysis: