Chapter 4: Environmental Arrangement to Prevent Contextually Inappropriate Behavior
What do we mean by “Describe Inappropriate Behavior”?
Why is this important?
All behavior serves a purpose
In applied behavior analysis (ABA) motivation goes against someone’s “will” to do
If we say a child had a tantrum because he wanted to does not tell us the reason he
We should not rely on unobservable phenomenon (e.g., feelings) as explanations of
If we say a child did something because she was frustrated or bored, it does not tell
us the reason she was frustrated or bored
Identifying the reason for a behavior as lying solely within the child (e.g., feelings,
personality, disability) _______________ to consider the context, and as such, prevents us
from addressing the contextual reason for the behavior
People behave in order to get something (reinforcement) that has historically been received