Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-17
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This market-leading book provides comprehensive coverage of behavior management concepts and techniques and presents them in a versatile and practical manner for teachers. The eighth edition uses classroom-based examples and practices firmly grounded in research. Content is presented in the order of decision-making by a teacher who has a student exhibiting challenging behavior in class or a student who needs to execute a behavior-change project. The text covers identifying target behavior, collecting and graphing data, functional assessment, experimental design, arranging antecedents and consequences, generalizing behavior change and discusses the importance of ethical considerations in using applied behavior analysis in the classroom..Inservice Teachers and Special Educators.

Table of Contents

Roots of Applied Behavior Analysis
The Usefulness of Explanations
Developmental Explanations
Cognitive Explanations
Behavioral Explanations
Historical Development of Behaviorism
Preparing Behavioral Objectives
Definition and Purpose
Educational Goals Components of a Behavioral Objective
Format for a Behavioral Objective
Expanding the Scope of the Basic Behavioral Objective
Behavioral Objectives and the IEP
Procedures for Collecting Data
A Rationale Choosing a System Anecodotal Reports
Permanent Product Recording
Observational Recording
Systems Duration and Latency Recording
How Can All This Be Done?
Summary of Data Collection Systems Reliability Factors
That May Affect Data Collection and Interobserver Agreement
Graphing Data
The Simple Line Graph Additional Graphing
Conventions Cumulative Graphs Bar Graphs
Single-Subject Designs
Variables and Functional Relations
Basic Categories of Designs
Single-Subject Designs
AB Design
Reversal Design
Changing Criterion Design
Multiple Baseline Design
Alternating Treatments Design
Changing Conditions Design
Evaluating Single-Subject Designs
Action Research and Single-Subject Designs
Developing a Hypothesis for Behavior Change
Functional Assessment and Functional Analysis
Behavior and Its Function
The Behavior Support Plan Development of a Behavior Support Plan
Arranging Consequences That Increase Behavior Positive Reinforcement
Contracting Variations in Administration of Reinforcers Negative Reinforcement
Natural Reinforcement
Arrranging Consequences That Decrease Behavior Procedural Alternatives for Behavior Reduction
Reinforcement-Based Strategies
Extinction Sensory Extinction Punishment
Removal of Desirable Stimuli
Presentation of Aversive Stimuli Overcorrection
Differential Reinforcement
Antecedent Control and Shaping Antecedent
Influences on Behavior Differential Reinforcement for Stimulus Control, Princi
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