2021 MOABA Conference

Marta T. “Tiki” Fiol, M.S., BCBA

Marta T. “Tiki” Fiol, M.S., BCBA

Teaching Interventions Keeping Individuality, Inc.


About the Presenter

Marta T. “Tiki” Fiol is the President of Teaching Interventions Keeping Individuality, Inc., an organization that provides behavior analysis services throughout Brevard County, Florida and beyond. She has been providing ABA with children / adults and their supports in various roles for over 20 years in multiple states. Her experiences come from working in a variety of environments including home and community-based, residential facilities, schools, day-cares and more. She has worked with clients that display intensive dangerous and challenging behaviors, registered sex offenders, and has assisted in medical and dental desensitization with clients to name a few. Within Florida she is an active participant in the local and state ABA communities where she is currently the President of the Association for Behavior Analysis of Brevard, and is President of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis. She is also a recognized ABA Expert Witness working with both public and private entities including the State Attorney’s Office in the Central Florida Region’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Saturday November 13, 2021

Legal and Ethical Considerations in ABA: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Abstract: Board Certified Behavior Analysts hold a high standard of professional ethics. We work with and work to protect vulnerable populations within our daily scope of practice. In recent years Applied Behavior Analysis has held less than favorable headlines in the news. Topping these headlines have been stories of identified and prosecuted criminal acts, specifically insurance fraud, abuse, or malpractice. These crimes have forever altered policies and procedures which directly effect our ability to practice. In this presentation BCBA Fiol will discuss violations of the law / policies / procedures and our ethics code from several perspectives as a provider, and as an expert witness, as well as provide tips and tools to increase everyday ethical practices from individual to organizational levels.