Evidence-based Practices in ABA: Overview, Applications, and Implications
This presentation will provide behavior analysts (BCBAs) and others with information about and skills in identifying, selecting and using evidence-based practices (EBP) in ABA. The definition and criteria for EBP, its conceptual similarities to and differences from the Baer, Wolf and Risley (1968, 1987) dimensions of ABA, resources for identifying EBPs, EBP examples relevant to BCBAs, and research, practical and ethical issues in EBPs for ABA will be presented and discussed. Two sources have outlined evidence-based practices for children with ASD. Prior to receiving information about EBPs, educators from around the state were asked to indicate whether they were familiar with several practices. If they were familiar, educators were asked about their perceptions of the evidence base. Results from a survey, suggestions for how BCBAs can effectively and efficiently stay abreast of advances/changes in EBPs, implications for BCBAs working with educators and making recommendations involving evidence-based practices are included.
Fox, James; Little, Annette; Barton-Arwood, Sally; and Edwards, Samantha. 2015. Evidence-based Practices in ABA: Overview, Applications, and Implications. Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Conference. Nashville, TN: http://www.tennesseeaba.org/sites/default/files/18th_Annual_TABA_Program.pdf