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Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Functional Behavior Assessment

This course addresses systematic assessment of challenging, problematic behaviors that pose significant obstacles to learning at home and when interacting with peers. Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) are evidence-based practices. A FBA uses a combination of interview and direct observation with specific Informal tools. The course will inform participants when and how to use these assessment tools, and how to interpret the findings. Case studies are used to explain the assessment process.

Dates:4 Sep 2024 (Wed)
Time:9.00am – 12.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Professor Kathleen Quill

Dr. Kathleen Quill, provides professional and family support to improve the quality of intervention to children and adolescents with autism. She is a licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA- D), developmental psycholinguist, adjunct professor in the graduate program for Autism and ABA at Endicott College, MA, and a bestselling author and advocate.

Dr. Quill lectures internationally on contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), innovations in assessment and program planning for social and communication development, and meaningful intervention for challenging and complex behavior. Dr. Quill is the editor of the seminal text Teaching children with autism: Strategies to enhance communication and socialization. (Delmar Publishers, 1995); and author of the bestseller DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Social and communication intervention for individuals with autism (Brookes Publishing, 2000; 2nd edition, 2017), both translated into 10 languages. Kathleen authors e-learning courses on social, language, and communication and was principal author of AutismPro (2004), the first online system that delivered assessment, curriculum and resources to home-based providers and families. Her current work focuses on Intervention for Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder (text in development).

Kathy is on the editorial board for Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities and is a member of the Professional Panel of Advisors for the Autism Society of America (ASA), serving as co-chair of the ASA commission on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Course Outline
  • 15 minutes: Identify priorities and concerns of families and caregivers
    • Establish criteria for conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment
  • 30 minutes: Identify functional needs of the child in collaboration with professionals, families/ caregivers
    • Conduct FBA through use of medical history, developmental history
    • Conduct FBA through use of family needs assessment
  • 60 minutes: Utilize different assessment tools to assess functional needs of the children
    • Conduct FBA through use of MAS and FAST tools
    • Conduct FBA through observation and use of ABC data and scatterplot data
  • 30 minutes: Guide families and caregivers to identify and prioritize the functional needs of the children based on assessments
    • Understand how to interpret FBA data
  • 15 minutes: Identify potential intervention requirements based on functional needs assessment
    • Determine if FBA requires additional goals, objectives and accommodations on the IEP
  • 15 minutes: Formulate the IEP based on relevant assessment findings and information from families, caregivers, early intervention teachers and other professionals
  • 15 minutes: Questions and Answers
Course Objectives

Learner will be able to:

  • Assess the functional needs of the child, integrating different transdisciplinary perspectives into the assessment
  • Utilize different assessment tools to assess functional needs of the children
  • Guide families and caregivers to identify and prioritize the functional needs of the children based on assessments
  • Formulate the IEP based on the children's strengths, functional needs and families' or caregivers' goals and priorities
  • Identify the functional needs of the child under supervision
  • Identify functional needs of the child in collaboration with other professionals, families and caregivers
  • Identify potential intervention requirements based on functional needs assessment
  • Formulate the IEP based on relevant assessment findings and information from families, caregivers, early intervention teachers and other professionals
  • Identify priorities and concerns of families and caregivers
Who Can Benefit?

Early Interventionist and Learning Support Educators

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) / pax
3 Jul 2024 160
Normal Till Full 190