13.FA.Iwata - Functional Analysis of Behavior Disorders...

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Functional Analysis of Behavior Disorders Assumptions: Behavior problems are learned performances Adaptive and maladaptive behaviors are learned in the same manner Purpose of a functional analysis: To identify the maintaining variable (source of reinforcement) for a behavior Learned Functions of Behavior Disorders Positive Reinforcement: (a) Social (attention, access to materials), (b) Automatic (sensory stimulation) Negative Reinforcement: (a) Social (escape from demands), (b) Automatic (pain attenuation) Methods for Conducting Assessment Indirect Assessment Descriptive Analysis Functional Analysis Indirect (Anecdotal) Approaches to Assessment Characteristics: Examples: Interviews, checklists, rating scales Major strength: Major weakness: Descriptive (Naturalistic) Analysis Characteristics: Examples: Narrative recording, observation schedules Major strength: Major weakness: Functional (Experimental) Analysis Characteristics: I Example: Sr versus no Sr for target R behavior
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