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– Test – present EO and reinforcer for problem behavior
Control – present AO and no reinforcer for prob. beh.
Examples – attention, escape, tangible, etc. Conducting a Functional Assessment
Begin with an interview or other indirect assessment
Develop a hypothesis about the antecedents and
consequences (the function of the behavior)
Conduct direct observation assessments
Confirm or modify original hypothesis based on direct
If assessments are consistent, develop and implement
treatment that addresses the function of the behavior
If indirect and direct assessments are not consistent,
conduct further functional assessments
Conduct functional analysis to confirm hypothesis or
resolve inconsistency between indirect and direct
assessment Bob is a 10 year old with a diagnosis of LD. He is part
time special ed. and part time regular ed. He engages in
disruptive behavior (complaining, making noises,
pounding his desk) in the regular ed. class when he has
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2012 for the course BIO 124 taught by Professor Hilmirt during the Fall '12 term at ND State.
- Fall '12