Principals Present at California Association of Behavior Analysts Conference

Our Principals, Eddie and Melaura, will be presenting at the California Association of Behavior Analysts annual conference this March. The conference is one of the largest in the field and is completely sold out!

In collaboration with Trumpet Behavioral Health and Juvo Autism and Behavioral Health Sciences, they will be speaking on “Utilizing an Organizational Behavior Management Framework to Enhance Staff Performance Evaluations in a Non-Public School for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

If you are interested in the topic, below is their presentation abstract:

Employee evaluations without the use of objective measurement systems consistent with an Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) framework result in subjective and often meaningless evaluation procedures. The current study evaluates the use of self-rating scales, evaluation of assigned student goal mastery and progress, and implementation of fidelity reports in evaluating employees at a Non-Public School (NPS) for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. While analysis of student goal progress and fidelity reports were procedures regularly performed at the NPS, these measures were not directly tied to an employee’s evaluation and subsequent pay or position increases. The current study sought to determine whether making pay and/or position increases contingent on these variables would increase employee performance in these areas. In addition, social validity data was collected to determine whether the modifications to performance evaluations produced socially significant results for employees and administration. Study findings and performance evaluations were made available to employees for review. Results support the use of an OBM framework when evaluating employees at a NPS.