Assignment: Describe The Target Behavior

Assignment: Describe The Target Behavior
Assignment: Describe The Target Behavior
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Choose a target behavior for your Week 5 Self-Management Project.
Write a 175-word summary on the target behavior in observable and measurable terms. Include the methods that will be used to observe and acquire baseline data.
Part 2
Based on the topics you submitted to your instructor in Week 3, track baseline data over a 3-day period, using the Baseline Data Worksheet. Target a specific behavior that you would like to change and outline an intervention plan for changing that behavior.
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper discussing the following topics:
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.
2 antecedent changes (minimum).
4 consequence modifications (1 of each type).
Describe any potential barriers to treatment, and how you would overcome these barriers.
Describe the expected outcome if the behavior intervention plan was implemented and followed.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Part 3
Submit your Baseline Data Worksheet along with your paper.
Leo is a twelve-year-old who has been having difficulty in school. Leo’s teacher reported to his mother that Leo is often angry and disruptive in class. Leo calls other children bad names, refuses to sit in his seat for longer than five minutes, and refuses to follow classroom rules when trying to get the teacher’s attention. Leo’s mother is concerned about his behavior and decides that Leo would benefit from applied behavior analysis, which is a discipline in which systematic interventions are used to create positive and meaningful behavioral changes. One of the first steps in behavioral analysis is to identify the target behaviors. So then, what exactly are target behaviors?
Characteristics
A target behavior is any behavior that has been chosen or ‘targeted’ for change. A target behavior should be positive. That means that the target behavior should focus on what you would like the child to do as opposed to what you do not want the child to do. For example, instead of saying ‘Leo will not get out of his seat,’ an appropriate target behavior would be ‘Leo will remain in his seat for at least thirty minutes.’
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