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Behavior Analysis in Practice

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 412–417 | Cite as

Evaluation of a Performance Management Intervention to Increase Use of Trial-Based Functional Analyses by Clinicians in a Residential Setting for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Tyra P. SellersEmail author
  • Casey J. Clay
  • Audrey N. Hoffmann
  • Shawnee D. Collins
Brief Practice

Abstract

We evaluated the effects of a performance management package on the implementation of trial-based functional analyses (TBFAs) by 6 clinical supervisors working in a large agency providing residential and day-program services to approximately 800 adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities across 2 states using remote methods. Implementation of TBFAs increased for 5 of the 6 participants following introduction of the treatment package.

Keywords

Performance management Training 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

There are no conflicts of interest for any of the authors.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Legal DepartmentLittletonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Special Education and RehabilitationUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  3. 3.The Department of Health PsychologyUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  4. 4.The Department of EducationNorthern Vermont University- JohnsonJohnsonUSA
  5. 5.ChrysalisOremUSA

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