|Your response||Response example|
|Is this an ethics violation?||4.08, 4.09||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, 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?||
feedback should be given immediately in a face to face manner, that way additional training and answers to questions can be provided immediately as well.
|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?||
assessing motivation and preference assessments, reinforcement strategies, functions of behaviour and function based teaching strategies.
|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.|