Indirect And Descriptive Behavior

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III. CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS: Results of Indirect and Descriptive Assessments
A. Behavior: Automatic/Self-Stimulatory

Antecedent: A.) Hears a loud noise. B.) Smells a potent smell. C.) Has a craving for sweet taste. D.) Lukas is anxious or frustrated or excited.
Behavior: A.) He will cover his ears. B.) He will cover his noise and/or move to a different location. C.) He will seek and eat sweet tasting foods. E.) He will spin, jump, and display robotic hand movements.
Consequence: A, B, &E.) He is allowed to do behaviors. C.) Parents will take away edible Function: The function of these behaviors is Automatic.

Replacement Behaviors:
1. Lukas will comply with redirection of Automatic behavior.
2. Lukas will utilize Functional communication
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BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT PLAN
A. General Principles

1. Automatic/Self-Stimulatory

Proactive Strategies
1. Lukas will be provided with age-appropriate sensory toys (i.e. visual, olfactory, and tactile) in the environment so it is easily accessible.
2. Provide non-contingent reinforcement, praise, and attention.
3. Remove sweets from home. Only provide Lukas with naturally sweet foods and sugarless foods as reinforcers for compliant behaviors.

Reactive Strategies
1. Verbally redirect automatic/self-stimulatory behavior.
2. Use Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behavior (DRI), such as having him pretend play with sensory toys or engage in an alternate social game.
3. Remind Lukas to exhibit the established replacement behaviors.
4. Differentially reinforce for displaying appropriate behavior(s).

2. Eloping Behavior:

Proactive Strategies
1. Use priming strategy, verbal prompting, or a visual schedule.
2. Create an ecological arrangement in Lukas’s area.
3. Lukas will receive significant praise and attention for engaging in the replacement behaviors.
4. Differentially reinforce for displaying appropriate behavior(s) (DRA).
Reactive
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A log will be kept to identify antecedent and maintenance behaviors.
2. Lukas family will utilize priming before changing into another activity/demand.
3. The family will deliver instructions using the Premack Principle to help increase understanding of appropriate play skills (e.g. sharing toys, turn taking, etc.).
4. Provide non-contingent reinforcement, praise, and attention.

Reactive Strategies
1. If the behavior is displayed to access item(s), then desired items will not be delivered to Jonathan while engaged in tantrum. Access to items will be given once he has calmed down.
2. Lukas will be prompted to calm down using effective coping strategies (counting to ten and functional communication).
3. Lukas family will use the least intrusive method of prompting to ensure task completion. If needed, they will use physical prompting after the delivery of two verbal prompts to ensure task completion.
4. If the event is due to attention seeking, adult/parent will intervene by ignoring behavior and redirect to utilize functional communication using a firm flat affect, without providing any more attention than is needed.
5. If tantrum behavior occurs in the community, the family will use extinction until Lukas has engaged in functional

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