Module 7 Ethics Hidden Gem: 150 words
You are working in a home setting with Shawn. Shawnâ€™s mom tells you before the session that she is putting Shawn on a new diet and starting to put essential oils on his pillow at night to help with his behavior. She said she read about the diet and essential oils on a social media post in a mom group she is in on Facebook.How would you respond?
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Review scenarios, pick one and complete the attached.
Here are the scenarios for Module 7:
When you are covering for another BCBAâ€™s case, you notice that the client and technician spend a lot of time engaged in leisure activities, such as arts and crafts. You do not observe regular data collection, and when you ask the technician what theyâ€™re working on, they say that the target is reducing SIB. You review the past data and see that no SIB has been observed in months. When you discuss with the other BCBA, they explain that the client engages in free choice in every session, and they only do what the client wants.
You are working with a family that includes an adult with autism. They are interested in learning how to drive, and you have assessed some of the essential skills required for driving and believe that the requisite skills are there. The caregivers, however, are entirely opposed to the idea, and would like you to convince the adult with autism that it is not in their best interest to obtain their driverâ€™s license.
Observing a BCaBA working with a non-vocal client during lunch time, you notice that the BCaBA keeps selecting each lunch item to eat for the client, even though the client keeps reaching for the carrot sticks from their lunch bag. You decide to talk to the BCaBA and ask why the client isnâ€™t able to have the carrot sticks before other lunch items. They reply that they would personally prefer the client eat bigger items, like the sandwich, before the side items, and that, â€œthe client doesnâ€™t really care that much anyway, they always reach for whatever they canâ€™t have.â€
You are on a new team with a very young child with ASD and several other diagnoses. When meeting with the team, it was determined that PECS would be a great starting point for the child for functional communication. The speech therapist stated that she will just recommend a communication device because she hates doing PECS, implementing it and keeping up on the pictures. The family expressed concern about the child using a device as he doesnâ€™t point and will just slap or pat on electronic devices. Upon further discussion, the speech therapist said if you do PECS then she will not participate or work on it with him and would prefer to be taken off the team.
An occupational therapist that you are working with makes a suggestion to implement an intervention that you arenâ€™t familiar with. The family agrees that what the OT is suggesting fits in well with their goals and lifestyle, but you recall vaguely that someone in the ABA community had mentioned the therapy and called it â€œpseudoscienceâ€.
You have been working with a child that is diagnosed with ASD. She engages in severe self-injurious behavior (head banging). She has been hospitalized 2 times for cuts to her forehead and concussions. Behaviors have decreased at school after staff training from our team but stay consistent in the home. The family is struggling with staying in close proximity to her, being proactive and implementing strategies when staff is not around. Their insurance company is suggesting a helmet to keep her safe, but the parents donâ€™t want their child to walk around with a helmet on all the time.
You are a new BCBA to an established case and go to meet your client and his family for the first time. The client is a 12-year-old male evaluated using the VB-MAPP and has been a client of the company for 5 years. You see the client run in and out of the meeting wearing only his underwear and holding up an iPad to his ear. While meeting with the family, you learn that the previous BCBA has only been out to observe the client 1 time per quarter since starting and none of the programs have hit mastery. The family is very happy with progress and hope that they can work on building a conversation with the client by the end of the year. After the meeting, you look at the data with the current technicians and they say they have been working on tacting for 6 months and want him to tact 50 items before moving on to manding. Other goals the technicians are working on are cutting, coloring and sorting shapes.