Variability and behavior - why it matters.

What is variability and why do you as a behavior analyst or educator care?

Variability refers to measured behavior which occurs at different frequencies across time. Precision Teachers used the term “bounce” because the performance frequencies bounce around on the chart. | taught by Rick Kubina

Course description

Overview

In our next webinar, Dr. Kubina will discuss variability of behavior. What is variability and why do you as a behavior analyst or educator care? Variability refers to measured behavior which occurs at different frequencies across time. Precision Teachers used the term “bounce” because the performance frequencies bounce around on the chart.


From this webinar you will learn:


  • What variability (also called bounce) is and what it tells us about behavior
  • How to analyze variability and check for stimulus control issues
  • How to determine the quantitative value of variability and what it means

We will be doing something special this time around. The last few webinars we had a lot of questions about how to apply what we discussed to real world situations. So this time we’re actually going to be showing some examples of recharted data, from you the audience, on the Standard Celeration Chart. We will demonstrate how variability contributes to the overall understanding of behavior through visual analysis.

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is directed towards those that use data to make decisions about the effects of instruction on learning. If you are a behavior analyst or educator you will benefit from the content of this webinar.


For a teaser of the content, check out Dr. Kubina’s blog post “Do you know bounce?” - http://www.chartlytics.com/blog/do-you-know-bounce


Rick Kubina
Rick Kubina
Ph.D, BCBA-D

Rick Kubina, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is Director of Research at CentralReach, cofounder of Chartlytics, Professor of Special Education at Penn State University, and author of The Precision Teaching Book

Rick taught special education in a private schools specializing in post acute brain trauma rehabilitation for three years. During his doctoral program, Rick worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the Great Lakes Regional Resource Center. He was the editor of the Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration and is the author of many publications.

Course Curriculum

What is variability and why do you as a behavior analyst or educator care?
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What is variability and why do you as a behavior analyst or educator care?
Earn BACB Type 2 CEU
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Reviews (1)

Wonderful Webinar

by Monica Peters
I've watched a few of the PT webinars and every time my mind is blown! I loved the way Rick explained the concept of bounce and how it pertains to our every day practice. It is so interesting to think that you can observe the measure of stimulus control and make changes to your interventions with that information. I especially liked when Rick made the point of even if the frequency of your acel or decel behaviors aren't changing as quickly as you'd like, just seeing that your getting the behaviors under more stimulus control can be just as valuable (if not more so) information. After this webinar, i'm going to start looking at the bounce for frequently. Thank you PT!

Wonderful Webinar

by Monica Peters
I've watched a few of the PT webinars and every time my mind is blown! I loved the way Rick explained the concept of bounce and how it pertains to our every day practice. It is so interesting to think that you can observe the measure of stimulus control and make changes to your interventions with that information. I especially liked when Rick made the point of even if the frequency of your acel or decel behaviors aren't changing as quickly as you'd like, just seeing that your getting the behaviors under more stimulus control can be just as valuable (if not more so) information. After this webinar, i'm going to start looking at the bounce for frequently. Thank you PT!