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of a behavior. For example, if you are trying to modify the frequency of 14 classroom interruptions, you could compare the rate of classroom interruptions
after you have intervened to the baseline frequency of interruptions.
Applying a Behavioral Intervention
The next step in applied behavior analysis is to select an intervention
based on what you observed about your students. As you will learn later in this
chapter, there are three general categories of interventions: those that modify
antecedents, those that increase behaviors, or those that make a behavior less
likely to reoccur. The intervention should make sense in terms of the function of
the behavior and what you know about your students. For example, you may
decide to avoid interventions that utilize public reinforcements because they can
The final step is to assess the effectiveness of the selected intervention. As
we mentioned previously, you do this primarily by comparing the student’s
behavior after the intervention to the student’s base...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08