|Your response||Response example|
|Was this response problematic with regard to ethics, professionalism, or the client’s treatment program?||
Client’s treatment program
|Yes. Rather than address the motivating operations, the RBT used a restrictive procedure, escape extinction, without an assessment or authorized treatment plan. 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?||
The supervisor could have stepped in with regard to the student feeling “pinned”. Moving the desk against a wall was a reasonable solution to the desk not being flipped. The escape behavior required a way to be able to escape appropriately; perhaps with a work/break system or a timed break system.
|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?||
Talking through other scenarios where behavior is maintained through escape. Have the supervisee provide other options for appropriate allowance of the escape behavior.
|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.|