When behavior treatments and modification plans are being designed, there are Functional Behavioral Assessments the trainer must administer before you will get a successful outcome. If the treatment plan is not designed to fit the trainee, you will not see any results.
- A balance of internal and external validity is needed.
- It is important not to assume that treatments that have not been studied are ineffective.
- Good practice and science calls for the testing of practices.
- Combines scientific commitment with an emphasis on human relationships and individual differences.
- Must address:
- level of intervention
- appropriateness of treatments for racial/ethnic minority and other marginalized populations
- weighting of different methodologies
- Clinical observation
- Qualitative research
- Systematic case studies
- Single-case experimental designs
- Effectiveness research in naturalistic settings
According to Lightner Witmer, “the pure and the applied sciences advance in a single front. What retards the progress of one, retards the progress of the other; what fosters one, fosters the other.” (Evidence-based practice in, 2006)