29 Jan For this assignment, you will demonstrate the skills needed for conducting an indirect assessment. This generally is how practitioners begin the FBA. Although the indir
For this assignment, you will demonstrate the skills needed for conducting an indirect assessment. This generally is how practitioners begin the FBA. Although the indirect assessment does not require you to observe the target behaviors, it is a critical component of the FBA because it allows you to build rapport with the stakeholders. The information gathered in this part of the analysis will also inform your descriptive and/or experimental analysis. Be sure to incorporate values of compassion and cultural humility when conducting the indirect assessment. You can refer to the Capella Compassion Code [DOCX] for more details.
Part 1: Selecting the Tool or Method
Considering the highest priority problem behavior from your last assignment, select a method to conduct the indirect assessment. You will need to select an interview tool for your assignment. You have the choice of using the FAI or the IISCA Open-Ended Interview. You may use this assignment as an opportunity to include a checklist or survey tool such as the FAST, FAI, QABF, or the MAS for practice. Please note even if you use one of these checklists or surveys, you will still need an interview. The interview is required but the checklist or surveys are not required (just optional). Document the advantages and limitations of the selected interview tool. Provide a rationale for why you have selected this tool for your indirect assessment. Be sure to consider compassionate approaches when selecting your indirect assessment.
Part 2: Gathering and Summarizing Information
If you chose a fellow learner, friend, or family member, summarize the information collected from interviews with stakeholders and/or completed checklists and surveys. If you chose a character from a T.V. show or movie, you will need to infer the information in your summary. Remember the information obtained from the indirect assessment should inform the procedures taken in the experimental analysis in Week 8. In this summary, provide examples of approaches you took from the Capella Compassion Code [DOCX] to demonstrate how you took into consideration compassionate assessment methods while gathering this information. You should also present a visual display of the summarized information. Include the completed checklists or interviews as part of your assignment.
Your assignment should meet the following requirements:
- Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style guidelines. Review Evidence and APALinks to an external site. for more information on how to cite your sources.
- Resources: A sufficient number of scholarly or professional resources. Resources should include the course texts, and a combination of seminal works.
- Length: 3–4 double-spaced pages.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.
Refer to the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Research GuideLinks to an external site. for help finding resources.
Refer to the Indirect Assessment rubric to ensure you understand the grading criteria for this assignment.