March Special Issue Recording: Visual Analysis: The Good, the Bad, the Scary?


Presented By: Adrienne Fitzer PhD, BCBA

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Decision-making based on a visual analysis of graphed data has a long history in the field of behavior analysis. Dr. Fitzer will present a comprehensive review of recent literature on visual analysis of data and discuss the concerns that leaders in the field of behavior analysis have regarding how graphs are constructed, the importance of consistent scaling across behavior analysis journals, and why consistent presentation of data matters.

Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.


After attending this session, participants should be able to:

● Identify the major common graphical displays in behavior analytic journals including standard celeration charts.

● Discriminate between correct and incorrect descriptions of graphs based on their visual analysis.

● Evaluate whether graphs are displayed correctly, and determine how incorrect displays may impact data interpretation.

●Select graphs that depict discrete trial data correctly.


Adrienne Fitzer, PhD, BCBA, started working with students with autism in the Washington, D.C. area 20 years ago as an undergraduate majoring in psychology at the University of Maryland. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, she continued working in the field and attended the Learning Processes Sub-Doctoral Program in Psychology at the Graduate Center, Queens College, City University of New York. She holds a master's degree in psychology from Queens College, City University of New York, earned her doctorate from The Graduate Center, City University in New York, and has been board certified in behavior analysis since 2003.

Dr. Fitzer has co-edited two books on ABA and Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice (2007, 2013) and Language and Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice (2009), editor of manuals in the Paradigm Behavior Roadmap Series, is co-author on papers published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and has been an avid writer on ethics and issues pertaining to business ownership and service provision.

From 1996-2012, Adrienne Fitzer worked with children with autism in various positions in home programs, private schools, and public schools. In 2011, Ms. Fitzer realized that she could combine her passion for teaching applied behavior analysis and working with those who care for and work with learners with autism and related disorders by focusing on parent and professional training, and in 2013, opened ABAC to better disseminate ethical, behaviorally based assessment and treatment, both to those currently working within the field of behavior analysis and beyond. Her current interests include ethical behavior of professionals who have, or who are developing an internet presence, efficient but accurate data collection and visual analysis, online consumer behavior, and improvement of the assessment of selective/atypical attention during eye-tracking studies.


Adrienne Fitzer does not receive royalties for any of the materials or companies discussed during this event, however, financially benefits from the sale of this and other ABAC webinars and workshops.


    • Behavior Analysts earn 2 CEUs* (Learning)
    • Not eligible for NBCC, ASWB, APA or AOTA continuing education hours


Please read the following information carefully:

    • You must attend the entire event to receive credit
    • Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes
    • CEs not available for professions other than those listed. You may download a certificate of attendance if your profession is not represented.
    • CE for viewing the recording is only available for behavior analysts, psychologists, and occupational therapists at this time.
    • For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page