Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)

Degree Granting Department

Child and Family Studies

Major Professor

Sarah Bloom, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Raymond Miltenberger, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D.


Block schedule, Fixed sequence, Functional analysis, Telehealth, Trial-based, Video modeling


Functional analyses (FAs) are considered the gold standard for determining the function of behavior. However, behavior analysts have cited several perceived barriers that hinder the use of FAs, particularly a lack of time, dedicated space, and trained staff to conduct the analysis. Analyses such as the trial-based FA have been adapted from the traditional session-based FA in order to overcome some of these barriers. The block schedule trial-based FA (Gonzalez, 2018) has had one of the highest correspondence rates between the trial-based and the session-based FA to date. Research from past studies suggest that video modeling is an effective way to teach FA procedures while being cost effective, minimally labor intensive, and has the capability to be disseminated remotely. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of video modeling on teaching the procedures of the block schedule trial-based FA to behavior analysts. The results of this study demonstrate that video modeling was more effective than written instruction alone, yielding high procedural fidelity for both participants.