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Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper that outlines an intervention plan for changing that behavior, and ensure you:
Describe the target behavior.
Outline the dimensions of measurement/baseline measurement.
Describe the function of the baseline behavior.
Outline the goals of the behavioral change.
Propose a behavior intervention plan based on goals.
Provide a minimum of 2 antecedent changes.
Provide 4 to 5 consequence modifications.
Choose consequences based on at least 4 of the following:
Describe any potential barriers to treatment as well as how you would overcome these barriers.
Describe the expected outcome if the behavior intervention plan was implemented and followed.
Not 100% sure what to do with the baseline worksheet…. These are the hints that were given to me:
A. Behavior is observable. It is what we see or hear, such as a learner sitting down, standing up, speaking, whispering, yelling, or writing. Behavior is not what a learner is feeling, but rather how the learner expresses the feeling. For example, a learner may show anger by yelling, crossing his arms, and turning away. These observable actions are more descriptive than just stating that the learner looks angry.
B. Behavior is measurable. This means that we can define and describe the behavior. An observer can easily spot the behavior when it occurs, including when the behavior begins, ends, and how often it occurs. For example, “interrupting the teacher all the time” is not measurable because it is not specific. However, “yelling ‘Hey, teacher!’ 2-3 times each math period” is specific and measurable. Given the definition, even an outside observer would know exactly which behavior we want to change.
C. Frequency refers to the number of responses in which the behavior occurred. Think ‘count’. Frequency is the dimension of interest when you want to know how many times something occurs – such as number of times a student answered a question correctly.
D. The dimensions of a behavior are the characteristics that define the behavior. How do we know when one instance of a particular behavior has taken place? The very specific answer to this question will comprise the dimensions of the behavior.
E. The function of a behavior is what is maintaining the behavior. (i.e. Why does the behavior continue? What is the learner getting out of exhibiting the behavior?)