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Today’s Chapters 20, 21, and 24
– Functional Assessment The goal of a functional assessment Methods of functional assessment Possible maintaining variables Any questions? After determining the target
behavior One of the things that makes B-Mod
different is that we are often concerned with
the function of the behavior, in addition to
the topography (what it looks like).
the Functional Assessment
Functional After measuring the target behavior Determining the
– antecedents (prior to behavior) and –
– consequences (after the behavior , presumed to
be responsible for the future behavior) for the
behavior Goal: Determine the function of the target
behavior Methods of Functional
Assessment Indirect Assessment (Questionnaires) Direct Observation Experimental Functional Analysis
– Sometimes not feasible
– Sometimes unethical Possible maintaining variables
Attention (social reinforcement)
Non-social external environment
Escape from demands
REMEMBER: The goal of functional assessment is
determining what is maintaining the
behavior before designing a treatment
Wrap-up Questions/thoughts/comments? Next time: Chapter 30 ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course PSY 310 taught by Professor . during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State University.
- Spring '11