Analysis of Motivating Operations and Interventions to Reduce Problem Behaviors in Applied Settings

1 Learning BACB CEU

As part of a Functional Assessment of problem behaviors, a thorough analysis of the client’s Motivating Operations should be included in order to increase the likelihood of reducing the targeted problem behaviors, as well as the skills needed to replace the need to engage in the targeted behaviors. Choice making procedures will also be discussed including what type of choice making procedure to use based on the current MO condition and the effects of choice making procedures on MO conditions. Published July 10, 2019

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Mari Ueda-Tao, MA, BCBA, Connie Wong, Ph.D, BCBA-D
Mari Ueda-Tao, MA, BCBA, Connie Wong, Ph.D, BCBA-D

Mrs. Ueda-Tao is the Chief Clinical Officer of Applied Behavior Consultants, Inc. (ABC, Inc.), and also serves as the Liaison for International Services. She oversees all clinical services across the agency. Mrs. Ueda-Tao holds a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, and she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Mrs. Ueda-Tao she has conducted training sessions on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), including Positive Programming for Parents, skill teaching techniques, and in-home behavior intervention strategies. She has experience in clinically supervising a number of behavior consultants, specializing in early, intensive intervention techniques, including comprehensive work with infant/toddler age ranges.

Dr. Wong has been in the field of ABA working with individuals diagnosed with ASD for over 20 years. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 and her BCBA-D in 2012. She is currently the Clinical Administrator of Quality Control and ACE Coordinator for Applied Behavior Consultants, Inc. Dr. Wong has experience working with clients in the home, school, and center-based environments. She clinically oversees ABA programs of our clients from initial case conceptualization to transitioning programs to a less restrictive/natural environment. She has experience in conducting, training, and supervising functional behavior assessments, including thorough MO analysis and data analysis to create behavior intervention plans focusing on antecedent interventions for a variety of behavior problems, intensities, and function of behavior problems. For over 15 years, she has trained and supervised staff at all levels, ranging from RBTs to BCBAs, as well as those obtaining supervised experience hours.

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