Behavior Analyst Certification Board (2020). The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts. This Code provides guidelines for all behavior analytic practice.
Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (4th Ed.) by Bailey, J. & Burch, M.
Publication Date: March 2022
Bailey, J. & Burch, M. (2022). Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (4th Ed.). Chapter 7
Bailey and Burch are experts in the field of Ethical Compliance in Applied Behavior Analysis. They are eminent researchers in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and have published numerous research articles in The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. This text directly aligns to the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (BACB) which is required course content.
Contreras, B.P., Hoffmann, A.N. & Slocum, T.A. (2021). Ethical behavior analysis: evidenced-based practice as a framework for ethical decision-making. Behavior Analysis in Practice. 1(16). DOI: 10.1007/s40617-021-00658-5 This article reviews evidenced-based practices that provide a framework for ethical decision making in the field of ABA.
Hastings, R. P. (2005). Self-injurious behavior and functional analysis: ethics and evidence. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 40, 335-342. This article discusses the ethical implications of conducting a functional assessment before treatment in a client with self-injurious behaviors.
Houten, R. V., Axelrod, S., Bailey, J. S., Favell, J. E., Foxx, R. M., Iwata, B. A., & Lovaas, O. I. (1988). The right to effective behavioral treatment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 21, 381-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1901/jaba.1988.21-381
This article is foundational research in the field of Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis. It provides guidelines that are utilized by every practitioner when determining the most effective treatments for individual clients.
Mental Illness Policy Org. (1971). Wyatt v. Stickney.
The Wyatt v. Stickney court case was prominent in ensuring the right to adequate, individual treatment for those clients with mental health and developmental disabilities. This was the first time that this population would have a constitutional right to treatment that would afford them a realistic opportunity to return to society.
National Association of School Psychologists. (n.d.). State laws for functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans.
This website reviews 31 states with legislation that exceeds the requirements of IDEA in regard to Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Treatment Plans.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (2015). When to use Functional Behavioral Assessment? A State-by-State Analysis of the Law.
Assessments are required prior to treatment implementation. Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports website offers step-by-step guidelines to determine when it is appropriate to conduct a behavior assessment.