Dr. Megan Miller  is the creator of the Do Better Movement. Megan earned her Ph.D. in Special Education and Behavior Analysis at The Ohio State University in 2015. Dr. Miller’s early training in behavior analysis occurred at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism as a volunteer/intern in 2003. Since that time, she has provided services to over 100 children diagnosed with autism and other disabilities. Dr. Miller has taught courses in behavior analysis and special education as an adjunct professor for several universities. She has co-authored journal articles published in the Journal of Developmental Physical Disability, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Teaching Exceptional Children. She also co-authored “The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control” with Robert Schramm, BCBA. Megan has provided over 40 presentations to numerous professional organizations around the globe. In 2018, Dr. Miller started the #dobetter professional development movement to improve access to training in best practices in the field of behavior analysis via a free online community, webinars, and a podcast.

Presentation Details:

Compassionately Addressing Challenging Behavior (1.0 Ethics CEU)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 PM EST

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe the primary purpose of functional assessment.

2. Explain at least 1 ethical consideration regarding extinction.

3. Describe the importance of maintaining analysis in developing behavior intervention plans.

4. Describe at least 1 general guideline to follow when addressing challenging behavior.

Summary:

Behavior analysts are well trained on how to assess the function of challenging behavior. However, this can sometimes occur at such a high level of objectivity and adherence to protocols that the safety and well-being of the learner is not maintained. Additionally, over focusing on function can result in missing key aspects of a comprehensive treatment plan for supporting a learner in their natural environment. This training focuses on going beyond the typical training provided on functions of behavior and behavioral assessment to provide attendees with a more comprehensive understanding of how to ethically and compassionately navigate challenging behavior. Through a series of experiential activities and case examples, Dr. Miller provides a deeper dive into considerations relating to ethical and flexible application of procedures to address challenging behavior.