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ABA 516 Practice Questions
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While reading the article on Managed Care was not required it may be a good idea to read if ...
You provide insurance funded ABA therapy
According to Brodhead after you have identified a non-behavioral treatment that has been recommended for your client by another team member you should ask which of the following questions first?
Is Client safety at risk?
True or False: When reading the Brodhead Article it is clear that because BCBA have strong ethics and are well versed in the principles of behavior, specifically with regard to positive reinforcement, it is rarely the BCBA's fault when another professional is upset due to having their treatment recommendations ridiculed publicly.
The authors of Navigating a Managed Care Peer Review are best described as...
Employees of Cigna a Multinational Managed Care and Insurance Company
The following situations are examples of when a BCBA may need to uses Brodhead's decision making model:
IEP Meeting or Person Centered Planning Meeting
Behavioral Assessment includes ...
indirect and direct assessments
Maintaining confidentiality is important but you should seek guidance if you believe you have learned information relating to...
A life-threatening situation
True or False: When assessing a 42 year old executive at Altria who would like to reduce or quit using combustible tobacco (smoking) it is not important to interview them because smokers are irrational addicts who are incapable of self-reporting.
It is important to make sure your client has been formally diagnosed and you have a copy of documentation confirming the diagnosis is important because...
The managed care reviewer will not approve without documentation
When doing an indirect assessment it is probably a good idea to interview the client's significant others (caregivers, friends, teachers, spouse etc.) if you need more information regarding the client's behavior. Which of the following is an example of when you probably do not need to interview anyone other than the client themselves.
Assessing an athlete who wants to improve weight lifting performance
You are a BCBA, a parent is unhappy because their 13 year old son listens to heavy metal music and refuses to listen to the music the parent likes. The parent read online that BCBAs can "fix" problem behaviors. They asked you to do an assessment to see if you can stop their child from listening to this kind of music. What should you do?
Respectfully decline because the behavior in question is not socially significant
When reviewing the scores of a standardized test a T-score is a standard score with an average of what number?
Why is it important for a Behavior Analyst to contact new literature?
To be informed by the latest scientific developments.
Which of the following is NOT a recommended solution for contacting the contemporary literature?
Subscribe to Paper Based Published Journals
Which of the following statements are true?
Some standardized tests require a specific license to administer.
Which of the following is the most important part of assessment?
Analysis of data
Ture or False, Searching journal databases is an inefficient way of accessing the published literature because each journal's database must be searched.
How would you categorize the WRAT-5 and the Peabody Individual Achievement Test?
Standardized tests used in schools
Ecological Assessments recognize that there is a complex relationship between the environment and behavior, but you may want to choose another assessment because ecological assessments can be which of the following?
Costly and overboard
True or False, Carr and Briggs did NOT consider that some of the information in their article, Strategies for Making Regular Contact with the Scholarly Literature, would change over time.
Using an internet search engine to make regular contact with scholarly literature is a barrier because of which of the following reasons?
"false positive" hits and nonacademic writings
True or False, While ABC recording can be used in many settings by trained or untrained induvial a BCBA will exclusively use the ABC data sheet developed by Bijou in 1968.
Which of the following therapies was used in the video lecture about Maintaining Professional Relationships as a recommendation that Brian could see some value and would NOT address?
When reviewing the scores of a standardized test a Z-score of +2.0 equates to which of the following percentiles?
Complete this sentence: Tests and direct observations are direct assessment approaches because the results produced are...
Validated and Measurable
You recently received your certification and licensure to practice behavior analysis where you live. A parent came to you because their child is being "bad" and "aggressive" when the parent is trying to do something like, work, talk on the phone or cook. You go to the child's house to observe. You brought all of the ABA materials you use with other individuals because you are prepared for anything to happen. The child is very interested in you and your stuff. You quickly learn that this child is very charismatic, intelligent and curious. The parent is amazed and thinks you have "the magic touch!" The child is attentive, engaged, and learned to match novel cards to novel items. The parent is very happy they came to you and cannot wait to start with your company following the assessment. They become frustrated with you when you tell them ABA is not appropriate for their child because you did not observe any "aggressive" behaviors. Which of the following mistakes is most likely? Choose the best answer.
You are a fun person with toys that is good with kids.
Which of the following therapies was used in the video lecture about Maintaining Professional Relationships as a bad recommendation that Brian would address?
Rapid Prompting Method
Behaviorally speaking learning to crawl or fly an airplane are examples of which term?
While Cooper, Heron, & Heward do not give specific guidelines and criteria for selecting target behaviors, they reference that overall guidelines found in behavior analytic articles ask which of the following questions?
To what extent will the proposed behavior change improve the person's life experience
Which of the following is NOT a reason Hanley offers as why recipients of behavior-change procedures should be included in the social validation process?
It is to their taste
Habilitation is the degree to which the person's ________ maximizes short- and long-term reinforcers for that individual and for others, and minimizes short- and long- term punishers.
What did Brian say in the video prompted him to learn about Israel Goldiamond?
T.V. Joe presenting at VABA 2021
Which of the following is NOT a resource reviewed in the Strategies for Making Regular Contact with the Scholarly Literature video?
Our science is similar to Spider-Man power, "with great power there must also come great responsibility." - Uncle Ben. A good principle for a Behavior Analyst would be, With effective behavior change technology must also come great _____________.
In the Kliebert article it was determined that the two participating individuals (Kevin and Ryder) target behaviors were maintained by which of the following choices?
According to the Hanley article which of the following statements are true?
It is possible to objectively determine the acceptability of multiple types of behavior-change procedures with any person.
For a student who spend 100% of their school day in a secluded special education classroom, learning how to listen to a teacher, sit at a desk, complete assignments independently, follow directions, walk in a line, and wait to be called upon are examples of behaviors that could help the student access which of the following?
Help the student access other environments
The habilitation standard for target behaviors focuses solely on minimizing punishers and potential punishers.
A behavior analyst distinguishes between what people say and what they do.
Targeting "on task" behavior may be better framed by targeting which of the following?
Increase production or work output
According to the Hanley article regarding concurrent chains arrangements how many behavior-change procedures should be evaluated at once?
Assessing an individual for behavior change should never be done solely for the benefit of ____________.
In the article "Toward Effective and Preferred Programming," Hanley contributes the creation of which program to Montrose Wolf?
Teaching Family Model
When defining target behaviors it is important to which of the following?
clear, objective and concise
True or False, In the Hanley article "Toward Effective and Preferred Programming," he is not a big fan of the "Golden Rule."
True or False: Function-based definitions are often simpler than topography based definitions.
When using Concurrent Chains Arrangements how many behavior-change procedures should be evaluated at once?
At least 3
Which of the following is the recommended method of giving behavior-change recipients choice in their programing according to the Hanley article?
In the Jenkins article "A Parametric Analysis..." the authors analyze which component of Behavioral Skills Training?
True or False, EIBI is effective but we need to learn a lot more about the acceptability of many of its components (e.g., most-to-least or least-to-most prompting, amount and pace of prompting, amount of teacher directedness during instruction, types of error correction procedures, highly structured versus more naturalistic instructional conditions, types of motivational systems).
When using the Target Behavior Ranking Matrix the outcome should result in a numerical value for each target behavior the Behavior Analyst is considering to target. Which of the following target behaviors should take the top priority in your programming based on the matrix score?
Self-injury score of 32
True or False: In the Jenkins article "A Parametric Analysis..." the authors found that instruction alone was sufficient to produce criterion level integrity for all participants.
Defining a behavior in a manner that includes the environmental change as a result of the defined behavior is an example which kind of target behavior definition?
In the Cooper text book the following definition is used as an example about the importance of writing definitions, "Several times each day a high school student rhythmically drums her fingers up and down, sometimes in bursts of 10-15 minutes in duration." Which of the following best matches this definition?
A student typing unpredictable text to increase her keyboarding fluency and endurance.
Which of the following is not one of the three suggested questions to use to test the definition of a target behavior?
Can you cause the behavior to start and stop?
Which of the following is not a question to consider when prioritizing target behaviors?
How difficult or time consuming will the behavior-change procedure be?
Many ABA interventions are multifaceted which creates an opportunity for which of the following confounds?
independent Variable confounds
Your dependent variable is showing a functional relation with your independent variable when you review the data collected by one of your co-workers. Unfortunately, they were collecting data incorrectly. You collected new data and learned that there was no functional relation between the independent and dependent variable. Which of the following best describes this situation?
During the lecture video I describe a mindful breathing technique. When should a person teach an induvial how to do the mindful breathing technique? (Key word is teach, when should this be taught?)
When the client is calm and ready to learn
A precise operational definition should have which four dimensions?
Verbal, Physical, Spatial, and Temporal
True or False: An experiment has high internal validity when changes in the dependent variable are demonstrated to be a function only of the independent variable.
Which of the following is not a possible result of persistent inadequate food intake?
Increase in Perseverative Language
Which of the following can create a setting confound?
True or False: Simple interventions are more likely to be accepted.
Which of the following topics best describes the Seaver/ Bourret article?
How to choose prompt-fading and response-prompts for an individual
True or False: Behavior Analyst can control behavior.
Multiple studies were reviewed in the article "Selective and Inadequate Food Intake in Children," which of the following choices best describes the dependent variable for the studies reviewed?
A student in your classroom is out of their seat often. You create a treatment package based on combining DRA for in seat behavior and extinction for out of seat behavior. After 3 days of implementation the student's in seat behavior has increased significantly. In seat behavior is the ______________.
Your client is having a bad day which creates an opportunity for which of the following confounds?
Maturation is a concern and can create which of the following confounds?
Which of the following choices did I present in the recorded lecture as a resource for interventions?
The National Autism Center National Standards Project
Which of the following proved to be the superior prompting procedure according to Seaver and Bourret?
Prompting procedures efficiency is different for individuals
Which of the following describes the DRA + Mindful Breathing + EXT independent variable I described in the lecture?
Reinforce appropriate verbal behavior, direct to breathing when the individual engages in perseverative speech, and do not reinforce perseverative speech.
An individual seeks your help because they would like to stop smoking. You do an assessment and create an intervention where the individual tracks their smoking behavior, and journals about their day. Over the next two weeks the individual reports data showing that their smoking behavior has reduced from 20 cigarettes per day to 5 or less. In this scenario the individual's smoking behavior is the ________________.
The lecture on Modifying and Terminating Successful Interventions had an intervention for speeding up the time it took an individual to get dressed, which of the following is an example of a Behavior Criteria that can be changed to help modify the intervention toward termination?
the Amount or complexity of clothes
Which of the following behaviorist said or contributed this quote, "Everyone in contact contributes to everyone else's behavior to its changes and its maintenance." ?
The lecture on Modifying and Terminating Successful Interventions had an intervention for feeding, which of the following is an example of a Consequence used in the example that can be changed to fade the intervention?
3 to 3 ratio of target food to reinforcing foods to 3 to 1 ratio
Which of the following interventions is most likely to be accepted by caregivers?
A simple and effective intervention
True or False: Just because a learner can master a DTT goal for identifying colors does not mean they can use that skill in other environments
The classroom teacher reports that a student is unable to identify colors. You were called in as the public school BCBA. Which of the following choices should you avoid?
Take the teacher's word for it and design an intervention to teach colors.
The lecture on Modifying and Terminating Successful Interventions had an intervention for speeding up the time it took an individual to get dressed, which of the following is an example of a Consequence that can be changed to help modify the intervention toward termination?
True or False: It was made very clear in this week's videos that if the intervention does not work, it is ok to blame the learner and the caregivers.
True or False: It is possible for a person to be able to do something in one environment and not be able to do the same skill in a different environment
The lecture on Modifying and Terminating Successful Interventions had an intervention for feeding, which of the following is an example of an antecedent used in the example that can be changed to fade the intervention?
3 food chart to 5 food chart
Considering generalization which of the following interventions would be the best choice when teaching someone to navigate Washington DC's metro system?
Teach the individual how to navigate on the DC metro
Which of the following is an example of escape extinction used in feeding (though it may not be the best thing to do)?
keeping the spoon at the individuals face
Which of the following would be the best choice when considering generalization in teaching someone how to shop at a Wal-Mart store close to the person's home?
Design an intervention that involves going to the Wal-Mart store close to the person's home.
In the Coordinating with Other Professionals video I talk about a scientist who is not necessarily known as a behaviorist can you name that scientist?
In the Coordinating with Other Professionals video I talk about baloney but I didn't use a picture of baloney what picture did I use in the video?
Brian + Winenermobile
True or False: There is no room for skeptical thinking in the practice of ABA.
True or False: Behavior Analysts are not the only professionals with an ethics code.
True or False: "Authorities" should carry little weight according to the "Baloney Detection Kit."
The video Coordinating with other Professionals points out that The Cooper, "White Book" has which of the following issues?
The "White Book" Published before the BACB replaced the Compliance Code on 1/1/2022
Which of the following was a point made in the video Coordinating with Other Professionals?
You, the person taking this quiz have a voice that matters just like other professionals
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