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What are the two broad categories of functional assessment methods?

Direct methods; Indirect methods

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What are direct methods?

Involves directly observing behaviour

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What are indirect methods?

Doesn't involve direct observation e.g. questionnaires/interviews

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What is another term for indirect assessment?

Informant assessment

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What are the two types of direct assessment?

Descriptive assessment; Experimental functional analysis

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Informant assessment and descriptive assessment enable us to..., but do not...

form a hypothesis about causes of behaviour; allow us to say for definite what causes behaviour

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Define informant assessment

Indirect methods used to form hypothesis of behaviour by asking questions of those who know the client

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Who is a suitable person to speak to in informant assessment?

Anyone who knows the person and can help to give further insight into behaviour

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What is the most common form of informant assessment strategy?

Interviews

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What three things can interviews potentially tell you?

specify the problem behaviours and the conditions in which they occur; identify replacement behaviours; identify previous interventions

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Name four other indirect assessment strategies

Rating scales, records review, checklists and questionnaires

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Give two examples of rating scales/questionnaires

MAS/FAST

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What does MAS stand for?

Motivation Assessment Scale

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What does FAST stand for?

Functional Analysis Screening Tool

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What does records review involve?

Looking at archival records (e.g. medical, intervention plans, incident reports) that might help identify important variables

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Informant assessments provide info observations do not. Give an examples

Historical variables; broader perspective on setting events; previous conditions/interventions

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When conducting interviews, only ask...

questions that are relevant to behaviour

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You should never...

discuss results of interview with anyone except those involved in implementing treatment

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Once you've collected data you should...

look for patterns of responding

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Give an advantage of using informant assessment

cheap and easy to carry out

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Give a limitation to informant assessment

Results can be unreliable and inconsistent