SAFMEDS- BEHV 426 Assessment

SAFMEDS- BEHV 426 Assessment - Term Definition functional...

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Term: functional behavioral assessment Definition: a systematic method of assessment for obtaining information about the purposes or functions a behavior serves for a person. Results are used to guide the design of an intervention for either increasing or decreasing a behavior. Term: functional analysis Definition: an analysis of the functions of behavior wherein consequences representing those in the person's natural routines are arranged within an experimental design so that their separate effects on behavior can be observed and measured. Typically it consists of 4 conditions, 3 test conditions; contingent attention contingent escape, alone and a control condition; in which problem behavior is expected to be low because reinforcement is freely available and there are no demands placed. Term: Direct assessment Definition: an evaluation strategy that makes direct contact with the target for intervention (direct observation)
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Term: Indirect Assessment Definition: an evaluation strategy that uses subjective methods (e.g. interviews, checklists, rating scales, etc.) and that does not make direct contact with the target for intervention Term: correlates of behavior Definition: observable and measurable behaviors that are said to be outward manifestations of covert behavior Term: covert behavior Definition: an occurrence of behavior within the organism that is not directly observable or measurable. Term: hypothesis Definition: a speculation, prediction or guess about the outcome of an experiment. May refer to a formal, written statement or to an informal statement
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Term: functional relation Definition: an experimentally determined relation that shows that the dependent variable depends on or is a function of the independent variable Term: ecobehavioral/multidimensional assessment Definition: a philosophical approach to using multidimensional assessment that assumes that a variety of historical and current biological and environmental events interact to product current behaviors.
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