Monthly Archives: November 2011

Behavioral Data Sheet Binders

Today I audited behavioral data sheet binders from the Cullen Resident Hall. There were lots of incidences of blanks on various sections of the data sheets. One binder was completely disorganized with sheets out of order while one binder was exemplary in that every field was filled in, there were no blanks, and there were data sheets for the months of November and December.


Psychiatric/Behavior Data.

Today I learned about psychiatric and behavioral data sheets and how Kari enters the data into a spreadsheet and graph on the computer. I also learned about the following different functional analysis questionnaires/forms (and received copies of some):

  • FAST
  • QABF
  • FAIF

The group lesson consisted of learning about the structure ABC’s, Analysis forms, Narrative ABC’s, and indirect/direct analysis.

A few notes from the mentor session are:

ICf funds over 18 and HCS funds over 18. If a resident is ICF funded and on psychotropics they must have a behavioral treatment.

Learning Objectives.

1. Learn more about Behavior Analysis

  • Graduate Programs (Research availability and requirements)
  • General Knowledge (Training on function, preference, and increasing/decreasing behaviors)
  • Uses (Completing a preference assessment, identifying a behavior to increase/decrease and implement, investigating broader applications)

2. Processes within an agency

  • Behavioral (Data graphing, and analysis, behavior intervention programs, direct training)
  • Psychological (Assessment, medications)
  • Etc. (field can be changed at a later time depending on interests)

3. Learning more about medications:

  • Attend a PMR
  • Help prepare PMR materials
  • Read article on bizarre vocalization in schizophrenia, etc.

About The Center.

The Center provides services for more than 700 adults with developmental disabilities and other related conditions. The Center offers a wide array of programs including vocational training and job placement services, three different residential options representing both urban and rural living environments, special programs designed to meet the needs of older adults, and a variety of therapeutic support services.


In 1950, a small group of Houstonians with faith and vision combined their resources to establish what became The Center. This group of loving parents met to share their experiences, voice their concerns and express their hopes for their children with special needs.

In 1956, the board of governors chose Frank A. Borreca as the agency’s first full-time director, and under his guidance, the vision of a group of parents grew into a multi-faced organization serving a diverse group of people with a wide range of needs. Although, he has retired, Dr. Borreca’s devoted service, leadership, and compassion for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities continues to be an inspiration to everyone associated with The Center.

Underlying The Center’s broad array of programs and services is a guiding principle that is disarming in its simplicity: the conviction that persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, given opportunities for personal growth, community involvement, and the exercise of individual choice may live rewarding, fulfilling lives as growing, developing human beings.

(Copied from The Center’s website)