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BEHP 5012 Unit 2

ABA Practice The application of the principles of operant and respondent learning derived from the experimental analysis of behavior and the application of methods and procedures validated by ABA researchers to assess and improve socially important human behavior
Outcomes Life changes that represent a person’s aspirations, dreams, and broad preferences.
Leads to outcomes Behavior and behavior change
Adaptive Behavior Those skills or abilities that enable the individual to meet standards of personal independence and responsibility that would be expected of his or her age and social group
Target Behavior Any defined, observable, and measurable behavior which is the focus of assessment, analysis, and intervention.
Types of problems with behavior Skill deficits, problems with strength of behavior,problems with performance, problems with stimulus control, problems with generality, behavior excesses.
Reasons for selecting target behavior Helps individual achieve outcomes, bx deficit makes the person too dependent on others, bx is harmful, dangerous or illegal, bx is controlled by meds or restraints, bx excludes individual from social situations, bx interferes w/ ind. functioning
Social Validity The treatment goals and the achieved outcomes are acceptable, socially relevant, and useful to the individual receiving services and to those who care about the individual.
Characteristics of a good behavioral definition objective, clear, and complete
Preliminary assessment The practitioner gathers basic information about the case, determines if behavioral services are appropriate, and if he/she is the appropriate provider of those services.
Steps of preliminary assessment 1. Determine who has authority to give consent 2. Determine whether you have skills, time, resources to begin assessment 3. Complete intake paperwork 4. Review records 5. Meet client, begin observation 6. Document
Objective Refers only to observable behavior
Clear Readable and unambiguous
Complete Delineates boundaries of what is and what is not an instance of behavior
Created by: duriarte2013