We don’t just teach these approaches—we created them!
FTF’s founder, Dr. Greg Hanley, developed Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment (Hanley et al., 2014).
We also train and consult on the Preschool Life Skills Program and the Balance Program, the development of both were led by FTF team members (Hanley et al., 2007; Ruppel, Hanley, et al., 2021).
The process we use to address sleep problems and selective eating were also developed by FTF leadership (Jin, Hanley, & Beaulieu, 2013; Gover, Hanley et al., in press).
We are published researchers…
Our team has been at the forefront of the refinement of these approaches through peer-reviewed research and practice. Collectively we’ve published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to Practical Functional Assessment, Skill-Based Treatment, the Preschool Life Skills Program, the Balance Program, Assessing and Treating Sleep Problems, and Assessing and Treating Food Selectivity.
…and experienced practitioners…
Together, we’ve worked with hundreds of clients ages 2 through adulthood, with a range of diagnoses, in homes, clinics, public schools, specialized schools, residential programs, and hospitals.
We’re behavior analysts, and many of us are certified teachers, administrators, psychologists, and speech-language pathologists.
…and professionally trained higher education providers.
We have led thousands of workshops and presentations for other professionals, and most of our consultants have also taught university courses as tenured/tenure-track faculty.
We are also a BACB Authorized Continuing Education Provider, and collectively we’ve been invited speakers at hundreds of conferences nationally and internationally.
We are credentialed at the highest level.
All of our consultants are board certified behavior analysts. Most of our consultants have earned a doctoral degree. All of our consultants are credentialed at the highest level with respect to assessing and treating severe problem behavior. Credentialing is a way for training and experience to be verified against a set of standards to ensure the highest quality of implementation. Read more about credentialing.
We have coached clients through all stages of our processes…
… from assessment to treatment through generalization and maintenance.
Treating serious issues, such as dangerous problem behavior, is a multi-stage process. Our consultants have experience supporting consultees through all stages of the process, including treatment extension, generalization, and maintenance of treatment effects.
We meet routinely for clinical case review and process updates.
This allows us to continuously evaluate and revise our processes, receive regular training, and develop new content to be shared with the professional community in the Big Ideas and New Discoveries events.
Our consultees rate our services highly.
We actively collect and reflect upon feedback from our consultees. Our consultees tend to be highly satisfied with our services. For instance, our average satisfaction rating for our PFA-SBT consultations is 4.7 out of 5.