Comparing the Efficacy of Interventions Derived from Concurrent Operant Analysis and Indirect Assessment
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Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
Dr. Collin Shepley
In this study, a simultaneous treatments design was used to conduct a concurrent operant analysis (COA) to evaluate the choice making behavior of one elementary aged student. The COA results were used as a possible reinforcer for one of the conditions for the intervention to increase work completion. An indirect assessment, Questions about Behavioral Function (QABF), was used identify a hypothesized function to the student’s lack of task completion behavior. The results from thee QABD were used as a possible reinforcer for one of the conditions for the intervention to increase work completion. An alternating treatments design (ATD) was used to compare the percentage of work completion between the intervention derived from the COA results, the intervention derived from the QABF results, and how normal classroom sessions were conducted (baseline). Results from the COA showed that COAs could be conducted in the school setting and lead to an interpretable outcome. The results of the ATD showed that interventions derived from a COA and a QABF lead to a higher percentage of work completion, compared to baseline.
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Marquardt, Lane, "Comparing the Efficacy of Interventions Derived from Concurrent Operant Analysis and Indirect Assessment" (2023). Theses and Dissertations--Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education. 133.
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