Reading Grow et al.  and answering 9 questions with 100% accuracy will give the behavioral practitioner strategies for decreasing challenging behaviors maintained by attention.

Abstract: Designing treatments to address the function of problem behavior is currently considered best practice.  One of the most common behavioral functions is that of contingent social attention.  The present article describes several function-based treatments for attention-maintained problem behavior and it discusses the unique challenges associated with this behavioral function in school settings.  Clinical recommendations are provided for selecting and modifying treatments based on individual student needs.

2 Type 2 CEs-BACB ACE provider

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Treatments for Attention-Maintained Problem Behavior

    • Article

    • CEU Quiz

    • Evaluation/Feedback

About the instructor

Founder/Executive Director/BCBA

Christen Russell

I am the Founder and Executive Director of ABC. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, my clinical experience focuses on quality assurance, compliance, clinical support, business development and growth. I also work closely with leadership and management divisions on compliance, training and delivery of sound, ethical and effective behavioral supports to achieve client goals. I have established and assisted with the startup, and/or growth and development of four agencies providing ABA services. I have consulted with health care agencies, providing services to 100s of staff, including BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs, executive, administrative, clinical and operations staff. I am an adjunct professor at Endicott College, teaching classes on Ethical Considerations in ABA, Behavior Assessment, Behavior Change Procedures, Translating Behavior Analysis to the Organization, and Professionalism. I am a guest lecturer at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work, presenting on the principles and procedures of ABA. As an ACE coordinator, I have created over 50 continuing education events. I have provided consultation to teachers, parents, business owners and staff. I sit on a Peer Review Committee and am a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Association for Professional Behavior Analysts and the OBM Network. I am pursuing my Doctorate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Endicott College. I have my Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. With a focus on supervision, staffing, recruitment, training, strategic planning, and working in the field for over 22 years, I have a broad spectrum of clinical expertise.

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