Conduct a preliminary assessment with Stars ABA personnel to identify the problems within the organization.

 

Assignment: Must be Original work. Turnitin will be cheeking. Answer all questions by following the Rubric attached.

The following course outcomes are assessed with the  Assignment:

  • PS430-3: Design a program based on research methods and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • GEL-1.2: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.
  • GEL-2.1: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English.
  • GEL-6.6: Apply research to behavior analysis.

The work you have done during your internship at ACME has been recognized and now there are many agencies in your area looking for a comprehensive plan using behavior analytic principles and research methods. This is your chance to apply what you have learned about Organizational Behavior Management(OBM) to create an effective-evidence based intervention for an organization.

The following organization has requested the creation of a behavior analytic program to assist with some concerns:

  • Stars ABA provides clinic-based, ABA interventions for children with autism. Stars uses discrete trial training to teach children skills and appropriate replacement behaviors. Stars also creates systematic behavior intervention plans to decrease interfering behaviors. The following are some of the issues Stars has encountered:
  • Staff are not delivering reinforcers on a frequent basis when children are engaging in appropriate behavior.
  • Staff are providing a lot of attention and reacting emotionally when children engage in inappropriate behavior.
  • Many Stars’ staff arrive late for their scheduled shifts.
  • Stars has experienced a high turnover rate. They have had 3 of 15 staff leave in the last 6 months.

Your task is to create a plan for a program to address the issues that Stars is having with staff. You should create a plan detailing a behavior analytic process and solution for Stars’ concerns. Include a brief explanation of the research strategies used to support your ideas. Your paper should contain all of the following and should be separated into sections covering each step:

  1. Problem Identification:
    1. Conduct a preliminary assessment with Stars ABA personnel to identify the problems within the organization.
    2. Describe the use of at least one tool you would use to gather specific information about the problems at Stars.
    3. Identify the type of data utilized during this step.
    4. Operationally define the problem(s) requiring intervention.
    5. Discuss potential contingencies that may impact the staff behavior at Stars ABA.
      • Include a discussion of reinforcement and punishment.
 

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