|Your response||Response example|
|Is this an ethics violation?||No ethics violation||Codes 3.01, 4.02-04, 4.09 – Rather than address the motivating operations, the RBT used a restrictive procedure, escape extinction, without an assessment or authorized treatment plan.|
|Was this response problematic with regard to professionalism or the client’s treatment program?||
Yes. Least restrictive environments should be developed prior to higher levels of restriction. Also, differential reinforcement of alternative behavior should have been prioritized in this situation – DRA.
|Yes, the response caused a behavioral escalation which included new behaviors in addition to escape. With regard to professionalism, the response supported a belief that ABA is controlling and restrictive.|
|When/how might feedback be delivered by the supervisor?||
Supervisor will discuss the potential restrictive environment the RBT was creating when utilizing this intervention and would recommend teaching alternative behaviors to escape tasks.
|Immediately – this response should not be repeated at the next session. The supervisor can suggest non-contingent breaks and increasing reinforcer delivery for task completion|
|What types of additional training might improve this supervisee’s performance?||
Other ways the escape extinction method can be applied.
|Training in options for addressing noncompliance and also options for adapting programs when the client is having an off-day. In general, the supervisee might benefit from an opportunity to analyze motivating operations and come up with options for how to address various MOs.|