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Unformatted text preview: my second and third grade clients, we role play both the target
behavior and its opposite. Together, we then create a brief description
of the behavior I want them to monitor.”
Next, a self-monitoring system is selected that is appropriate for the
behavior being observed. For discrete behaviors such as raising their hands during
class discussions, students probably will record each occurrence of a behavior. In
the case of behaviors like such as spent on an assignment, students would record
the duration of the behavior, which is the actual period of time during which they
performing the behavior. For behaviors such as how long a student takes to get
started on an assignment after the directions are given, students would record
latency, which is how long it takes them to actually initiate the requested behavior
(Mace, Belfiore & Shea, 1989).
You also need to determine if the recording system will be unprompted or
prompted (Shapiro & Cole, 1994). With an unprompted system, students selfmonitor when they determine it’s time to do so. With a prompted system, students
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08