1st Edition

Quality Control for Behavior Analysts How to Manage Behavioral Intervention Quality in Autism Service Settings

By Bryant C. Silbaugh Copyright 2025
    152 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Quality Control for Behavior Analysts helps practitioners apply concepts of quality planning, control, and improvement to implement high-quality behavioral interventions that behavior analysts need to deliver to maximize care value through superior clinical outcomes.

    Unlock the secrets of delivering high-quality behavioral interventions with this indispensable handbook designed for the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). Starting with an introductory overview and concise history of quality, this book demystifies key concepts like quality assurance, planning, control, and improvement for the practicing BCBA and other stakeholders in the applied behavior analysis (ABA) autism services industry. Discover how behavior analysts can apply these concepts to effectively manage the quality of their behavioral interventions through the frequent routine assessment of procedural fidelity and interobserver agreement during ABA therapy. With its practical guidance and step-by-step approach, this book empowers BCBAs to effectively control the quality of their interventions in the evidence-based practice of ABA in ways that can dramatically improve care value and the quality of life for people with autism. This guide is a vital resource for any BCBA committed to providing high-quality ABA therapy and making a difference in the lives of individuals with autism.

    1.Quality concepts and definitions  2.Make a quality plan  3.Quality control by BCBA  4.Managing for quality  5.Benefits of quality control over BIQ  6.Troubleshooting substandard quality  7.Next Steps


    Bryant Silbaugh, PhD, BCBA, LBA, is a former assistant professor of special education, founder of the National ABA Service Quality Network, and an internationally recognized behavior analyst specializing in the behavioral assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

    “This text is a great how-to resource for supervisors who want to ensure high quality services and experiences for their clients and behavior technicians. Silbaugh provides an easy-to-follow framework by which practitioners can systematically monitor and evaluate behavioral objectives and teaching procedures by incorporating both measures of fidelity and interobserver agreement. Data collection guidelines and questions are presented along with practical examples and tips for overcoming common obstacles. A must use for early career analysts or seasoned clinicians looking to support claims of high-quality services!”

    Ivy Chong, PhD, BCBA-D, chief clinical officer, Little Leaves Behavioral Services, Florida, USA