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Shelby (Hageness) Boucher

Initialthoughtquestions:
WhatshouldMs.RollisonknowaboutbehaviorinordertohelpJoseph?
Sheneedstounderstandbehaviorandwhatstemsthespecificbehavior.
HowcanMs.RollisondeterminewhyJosephbehavesthewayhedoes?
Shecanstartbylearningabouthisbackgroundinformationandhishomelife.
WhatcanMs.RollisondotomodifyJosephsbehavior?
Shecandeterminewhatmotivateshimandeitherfindawaytoputoutthemotivatingfactorachangethe
motivationtoamorepositiveresponse.
HowwillMs.Rollisonknowwhethertheinterventionissuccessful?
Ifheisappearingtobehappybutyethasstoppedhisdisruptivebehaviors.

AssessmentQuestions
1.

Giveaschoolbasedexampleoftwoofthefollowing:positivereinforcement,negative
reinforcement,punishment,orextinction.
PositiveReinforcement:ExtrafreetimewhenassignmentiscompletedNegativeReinforcement:
AllowsstudenttositnearafriendinsteadofinthefrontoftheclassPunishment:Losesfreetimes
minutesExtinction:makescommentaboutstudentscomment,showingnosignoffrustration

2.

DiscussatleasttwobenefitsofconductinganFBAtoaddressproblembehaviors.
TheFBAhasbeenusedeffectivelyingeneraleducationsettingstoreduceproblembehaviors,
suchasnoncomplianceandtaskavoidance,aswellastoincreasedesiredbehaviors,suchas
academicengagementandparticipation.
Researchintofunctionbasedinterventionhasdemonstrateditseffectivenesswithstudentswith
severedisabilities,multipledisabilities,ADHD,andlearningdisabilities,andthesewithoratrisk
foremotionalorbehavioraldisorders.

3.

WatchthevideobelowandfillouttheABCanalysisformonKira,thegirlinthewhiteshirt.
WhatdoyouthinkisthefunctionofKirasbehavior?
Obtainattentionfromherpeers

Shelby (Hageness) Boucher


4.

Nigelsproblembehaviorincludescursing,makingderogatorycommentstowardotherstudents,
yelling,spitting,andshovingchairs.Whattypeofameasurementsystemwouldyouusetocollect
dataonNigelsproblembehaviors?Explainyouranswer.
Conductafunctionalbehavioralassessment.Iwouldconductthistodeterminewhyheis
displayingthistypeofbehavior.

LookatthematrixbelowforNigel(foundintheModule).Usethisinformationtodeterminea
possiblefunctionofthebehaviorandtodevelopahypothesisstatement.
NotenoughpositiveattentiongiventoNigel,insteadalotofnegativeattentiongiven.Knowshow
todoaggressivebehaviortogetwhathewants,quiettimealone.

6.

Lookatthegraphbelow.Theobjectiveofthefunctionbasedinterventionwastoreducethe
instancesofNigelsproblembehaviors(i.e.,cursing,makingderogatorycommentstowardother
students,yelling,spitting,shovingchairs)duringatwentyminutesmallgroupactivity.Isthe
interventionsuccessful?Ifyouweretheteacher,wouldyoukeep,modify,ordiscontinuethe
intervention?Explainyouranswers.
Itisnotsuccessful.Iwoulddiscontinuetheinterventionandrelookatittodeterminewhattodo
instead.TheproblembehaviorskyrocketedsoIwouldwanttodiscontinuetheinterventionbefore
itgetsanyworse.