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The Approach and Flow of Behavior Case Management - Making the Case for the use of Functional Assessments in Behavior Change Programs presented by Niki Tudge

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
  • 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Recorded Webinar

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presented by Niki Tudge

CEUs PPAB, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5 CCPDT, 1.5

Join Niki for this webinar on how best to approach behavior cases. This webinar does not just cover the science of functional assessments but also looks at the approach and flow of behavior case management. The webinar reviews proactive and concise case management and the APES system to working with clients. 

This webinar will focus on the "Approach".

The Approach

  1. The consultation – the project definition, scope and goals and the functional assessment of the problem behavior.
  2.  Establishing the voice of the customer, critical to quality components. 

There is a strong case to be made for using functional assessments in your business. Interventions based on functional assessments are typically more effective. By identifying why, a problem behavior is occurring we can then develop an intervention that will directly address the function of the behavior. Interventions based on functional assessments are typically much more effective than interventions that are not (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007).

Webinar Objectives

  • Understand APES as a tool for approaching behavior case management
  • Learn how functional assessments are part one of your behavior change program
  • Understand what a functional assessment is
  • Identify and understand the three ways to functionally analyze behavior
  • Understand informant interviews, direct observations and functional analysis
  • Understand the difference between anecdotal date, descriptive data and experimental studies
  • Review the antecedent package and postcedent package
  • Learn why and how behavior can be measured, pre, during and post any behavior change intervention
  • Understand the importance of implementing functional assessments into your behavior change programs

About The Presenter



Before following her passion into her own pet business, Niki Tudge enjoyed a distinguished career in the hospitality industry holding executive positions all over the world. This extensive experience managing luxury hotels serviced by hundreds of employees and management personnel provided her with incredibly broad knowledge in every facet of business. Niki's formal education and over 20 years of practical management, leadership and employee development experience allows her a uniquely effective perspective on the right way to manage a successful business.

Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP- Professional Dog Trainer, AABP- Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, Pet Professional Accreditation Board – PCBC-A and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology. Along with Niki’s business degrees from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager.

As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics eLearning and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She has also recently become the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times. Niki is also the Author of People Training Skills for Pet Professionals – Your essential guide to engaging, education and empowering your human clients.


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