Behavior Analysis Paper On ASD

The purpose of this paper will be to identify an area in behavior analysis that may create

ethical concerns for a population. Examples include: the use of restricted interventions

with people with developmental disabilities, or the use of non-evidence based

treatments with persons with ASD, or protecting the privacy of individuals when working

with large groups (such as the staff at an agency, or workplace). You are not limited to

these examples and can come up with something on your own, provided it has

something to do with behavior analysis.  In your paper, you will be asked to identify the

ethical dilemma and the population that it affects (example: persons with ASD).  You will

also need to find a peer reviewed journal article and summarize the information in your

own words. The article should relate to the ethical dilemma (it can specifically talk about

the ethical dilemma or give an example of how the ethical dilemma was handled). You

should identify what part of the BACB guidelines corresponds to the ethical dilemma.

(What ethical codes are relevant?) You should identify what the contingencies are which

are operating on the participants (what reinforcement would the person receive for

engaging in unethical and ethical behavior?) You should also recommend a course of

action to resolve dilemma.

The paper should be no more than 5 pages, it should be double spaced and in APA

This writing assignment will give you an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts learned across the course in the context of a position paper on a topic about ethics related to treatment selection and behavior analysis. At least one peer-reviewed journal article must be used to support your position (the article CAN NOT be from the class readings that was used in class, it CAN NOT be a magazine article, web page, or article that comes from a non-peer reviewed journal). This must be an article that is selected in addition to the article than was used in your group presentation (for the group presentation the group can share the article they found, for the final paper a new article must be found and can be used along with the original article). If you were unable to find an article related specifically to the treatment you should contact your professor for assistance.

 

For the purposes of this paper assume that the treatment you selected for the Baloney detection project does not have an evidence base to support its use with individuals with ASD.

 

Your paper should include the following information:

1. A title page in APA format (do not give me a fancy WORD title page)

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

2. You must use/refer to a peer-reviewed journal article in your paper to support your ethical dilemma and the article HAS to relate to your ethical dilemma.

a. You will lose points if

i. the article is not peer-reviewed,

ii. the actual article is not uploaded to D2L with your final paper,

iii. and/or does not relate to the ethical dilemma you are writing about.

iv. Do not give me abstracts or URL links in lieu of the article

3. You should identify if there is an ethical dilemma related to a BCBA clinician using the treatment you selected for your Baloney Detection Group Presentation to treat a client on your caseload with ASD. You should respond to this as a clinician and not as a researcher.

a. If there is an ethical dilemma with a BA recommending or using the treatment you should explain what it is and identify why it is problematic. Cite sections of the code as necessary (code number, sub code, and actual code) and how they apply to this situation. Must cite at least 2 codes.

b. If there are no ethical problems related to using this treatment explain your reasoning and cite sections of the code as necessary (code number, sub code, and actual code) and how they apply to this situation. Must cite at least 2 codes.

4. Identify a reason why the BA may engage in the unethical behavior.

a. Explain the contingencies that would be in place that would lead the BCBA to engage in unethical behavior related to using/not using this treatment.

b. Identify what ethical codes are relevant to the ethical issue you came up with (code number, sub code, and actual code)? This may or may not be different from the codes identified in #3 i.e., the reason using a non-evidence based treatment is unethical may be different than the reason a BA may use the treatment.

5. Identify a reason a BCBA may engage in ethical behavior related to using this non-evidence based treatment (for example, why would a behavior analyst refuse a non-evidence based treatment such as facilitated communication)

a. Identify what contingencies would be in place that would lead the BCBA to engage in ethical behavior related to using/not using this treatment.

b. Identify what ethical codes are relevant to the ethical issue you came up with (code number, sub code, and actual code)?

6. You should identify the reinforcers related to each contingency above. The reinforcers you identify for engaging in the ethical and unethical behavior HAVE to relate to the BCBA’s behavior. Clients, doctors, parents, etc., do not have to follow our ethical codes, so writing about their inappropriate behavior will result in a loss of points on the paper.

7. Describe how the ethical dilemma you identified in #4 could be resolved or avoided.

8. All references to other people’s work (including web pages, magazine articles, journal articles, books, the BACB ethics code, etc.) should be cited using APA citations.

a. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/ & https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/03/

b. If you copy, verbatim, an ethical code you must use APA citations as appropriate and quotation marks.

c. While it is understandable that you may quote an Ethics code (although it is not necessary); most of your paper should not be direct quotations. Your paper should be written by you, not someone else.

9. A reference page in APA format

a. A copy of every article (in PDF format) you cite on the reference page must be turned in with the paper or points will be deducted. Links to the article, abstracts of the article, and anything that is not the actual article will not be accepted and will result in a loss of points

b. No reference page will result in a ZERO for the paper. You had to have read someone else’s work to write your paper, you did not come up with anything on your own.

 

The paper should be no longer than 5 pages (not including the title and reference page). The paper must be typed, in essay format using APA styling for the paper, citations, and references, and be submitted via Desire2Learn. Excessive plagiarism (more than 2 sentences) will result in a 0 on the final paper. All work should be cited and referenced using APA format.

 

**your paper will be required to be submitted a week before the final due date so you have time to review any plagiarized material and make the necessary changes. Failure to complete this step will result in a 10 point deduction from your final paper.

 

Any papers submitted after the deadline will result in a 10-point deduction every day. 1 minute late is considered after the deadline.

 

See below for rubric for the Final paper.

Final Paper (60 points) Papers must be typed or they will not be accepted.

 

0-1 2-3 4 Earned Score
Did not locate a peer reviewed journal article Located a peer reviewed journal article but it did not support position Located a peer reviewed journal article to support position

This is in addition to article used in group presentation and is NOT an article from class readings

 
Did not submit an article OR Submitted abstract or link to the article OR submitted an article that has nothing to do with paper   Submitted article that supports position when submitting the paper. Links to articles not accepted  
Had 8 or more spelling/ typographical/grammar errors

Or paper was unreadable, unintelligible, or did not correspond to the article that was selected

Had 5-7 spelling/ typographical/grammar errors

 

4 or less spelling/ typographical/ grammar errors

 

 
Paper did not have appropriate tone (professional) at all.

 

Majority/all of paper was in first/second person point of view (I, me, myself, we, us, ours, you, yours).

Tone throughout paper was mixed, professional/casual and/or talked to the reader (you know, you think, etc) Paper had professional tone throughout and used third person point of view when writing (he, she, it, him, her, his, hers, himself, herself, itself, they, them theirs, themselves), did not use euphemisms, colloquialisms, or  
Did not identify if there is an ethical dilemma related to a BCBA using the treatment you selected for your Baloney Detection Group Presentation to treat a client with ASD.

 

If treatment discussed is not on approved list for Baloney detection project you will receive a 0 for the paper

Identified if there is an ethical dilemma related to a BCBA but did not use the treatment you selected for your Baloney Detection Group Presentation to treat a client with ASD.

 

 

Identified if there is an ethical dilemma related to a BCBA using the treatment you selected for your Baloney Detection Group Presentation to treat a client with ASD.

 

 

 
Did not explain why ED was problematic AND did not cite any codes AND/OR cited two or more codes but none applied to the dilemma

 

Did not explain why ED was problematic AND/OR only cited one code AND/OR cited two or more codes but only one applied to the dilemma 1. Explain why using the treatment is problematic. Cite sections of the code as necessary (code number, sub code, and actual code) and how they apply to this situation.  
Did not identify a reason for engaging in unethical behavior AND what contingencies would be in place Did not identify a reason for engaging in unethical behavior OR what contingencies would be in place Identify a reason a BCBA may engage in unethical behavior related to using this non-evidence based treatment and what contingencies would be in place that would lead the BCBA to engage in unethical behavior.  
Did not cite a code or cited a code and it was not relevant to the situation described   Identify what ethical codes are relevant to the reason you identified for using the non-evidence based treatment (code number, sub code, and actual code)?  
Did not identify a reason for engaging in ethical behavior AND what contingencies would be in place Did not identify a reason for engaging in ethical behavior OR what contingencies would be in place Identify a reason a BCBA may engage in ethical behavior related to not using this non-evidence based treatment and what contingencies would be in place that would lead the BCBA to engage in this behavior.  
Did not cite a code or cited a code and it was not relevant to the situation described   Identify what ethical codes are relevant to the reason you identified for not using the non-evidence based treatment (code number, sub code, and actual code)?  
Did not identify reinforcers for engaging in both behaviors, or it is doubtful what was identified would reinforce that behavior Identified reinforcers only for one contingency (engaging in ethical or unethical behaviors) You should identify the reinforcers related to each contingency above (ethical/unethical). The reinforcers you identify for engaging in the ethical and unethical behavior HAVE to relate to the BCBA’s behavior.  
Student did not recommend a course of action to resolve dilemma Student recommended a course of action but it does not resolve dilemma Student recommended course of action to resolve dilemma  
APA formatting, citations, and references  
Used a stock title page from Word OR anything other than an APA formatted title page

OR did not include a title page

Attempted an APA formatted title page but did not include a running head, the title of the paper, your name, page numbers APA formatted title page  
Did not even come close to using APA citations or the attempts to cite did not cover any of the quotes that were written Attempted to use appropriate APA citations, but did not cite correctly or did not complete the following with ALL quotes: quotation marks, the authors name, year of the article, page numbers, and material quoted verbatim Used appropriate APA citations throughout work for any direct quote or reference to another person’s work. All quotations should include: quotation marks, the authors name, year of the article, page numbers, and material quoted verbatim  
Did not even come close to using APA format for the reference OR just provided a web link to the article

OR used MLA formatting

OR put the references on a page other than the last page

Attempted to use appropriate APA format for the reference

OR put the references on the same page as the last page of your paper (i.e., the last paragraph of your ethics paper and references are on the same page) OR made a works cited page

Correctly formatted the reference using APA format & the reference is by itself on the last page of the document  

Paper: /48

APA formatting: /12

Total for paper: /60

 

+ 5 for completing all parts on rubric

-10 each day paper is submitted after due date

-10 for not completing the REQUIRED plagiarism check

0 for no reference page