Overview: You will present your research via a PowerPoint presentation of your Behavior Modification Project. The 10 slides should clearly and concisely present the experiment in an interesting and creative manner.
Behavior Modification Project: PowerPoint Assignment Instructions
You will present your research via a PowerPoint presentation of your Behavior Modification Project.
The 10 slides should clearly and concisely present the experiment in an interesting and creative manner. One slide for a title slide, 8 slides to present the project, and one slide for references. Please see the Behavior Modification Project: PowerPoint Example.
Note: This assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
Behavior Change Project Gracejoy Hauser EEX 6612 Fall 2012 Dr. Suzanne Martin
Behavior Change Project Goal: Students will understand the process of implementing a Behavior Change Project by following these steps: 1. Gather Identifying Data 2. Define Behavior (Operational Definition of Behavior & Replacement Behavior) 3. Make an Observation Plan 4. Write Hypothesis for Behavior 5. Propose a Behavior Change Plan 6. Create a Graph of Data Collected
Behavior Change Project Step 1: Gather Identifying Data Name:Xander Blanca (not student’s real name) Gender: Male Age: 10 yrs. old (Date of Birth: 05/23/2011) Grade level: 4th Educational Services Required: (from IEP) • Specialized Instructional Techniques- Daily- General Ed and ESE Classroom • Small Group Instruction- Daily- General Ed and ESE Classroom • Language Therapy- 2x/wk (30 min each) Therapy and ESE Classroom • Supplementary Aids & Service- Positive Behavior Plan- Daily- School Campus
Behavior Change Project Step 2: DefineBehavior Operational Definition of Problem Behavior: Xandermakes whining noises and says, “I don’t want to go,” or “I don’t want to do it,” “I can’t do it”) when he is given a verbal or gestural instruction that it is time to transition from his homeroom class to Ms. Hauser’s class for Reading first thing in the morning (this includes transition of activities within the reading class). He puts on a sad face, shakes his head side to side to indicate ‘no,’ puts his head down on his desk and cries with a tear or two.
Behavior Change Project Operational Definition of Replacement Behavior: Xander will comply by walking (keeping hands and feet to himself) to Ms. Hauser’s class for Reading without saying “I don’t want to go,” “I don’t want to do it,” or “I can’t do it,” with no noises and without crying. He will follow verbal, gestural, or visual prompt to go to class or transition to the next activity (ie. When he gets to class to computer, computer to whole group, whole group to independent work) within 1 minute.
Behavior Change Project Step 3: Makean Observation Plan (ABC) Antecedent: Xanderis getting settled in his homeroom and going through the morning routine (taking out his planner, starting on his morning seatwork, attendance, saying the Pledge of Allegiance, watching the school announcements while writing down his daily homework in his planner.)
Behavior Change Project Step 3: Makean Observation Plan (ABC) Behavior: Xandercomplains when he is given a verbal or gestural instruction to transition from his homeroom class to Ms. Hauser’s class for Reading in the morning (this includes transitions of activities within the reading class). He makes whining noises, grunts, and says, “I don’t want to go,” “I don’t want to do it,” or “I can’t do it.” He will put on a sad face, shake his head side to side, put his head down and will cry with a tear or two.
Behavior Change Project Step 3: Makean Observation Plan (ABC) Consequence: Xander’sreading class is delayed because the teacher and his classmates are waiting for him to get up and walk out of his classroom and down the hall to Ms. Hauser’s room. He temporarily escapes from his task. He also gets attention from his classmates in the form of sympathy when they say, ‘Xander, it’s ok, you can do it.”
Behavior Change Project In Step 3, Making an Observation Plan, also include: • Observational System Used: Event Recording (frequency of how many times he complains before and during morning 90-minute small group Reading instruction) using discrete behavior. • Timeline for Observation: Daily Monday to Friday, during Reading 90-min Reading instruction for 10 days (2 weeks). (baseline) • Recording system: Frequency (Event Recording) Chart, Anecdotal Records