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14 Cards in this Set

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ABC recording
a form of direct continuous, observation in which the observer records a descriptive, temporally sequenced account of all behaviors of interest and the antecedent conditions and consequences for those behaviors as those events occur in the clients natural environment
behavior checklist
a checklist that provides descriptions of specific skills and the conditions under which each skills should be observed
behavior assessment
a form of assessment that involves a full range f inquiry methods (observation, interview, testing, and systematic manipulation of antecedent or consequence variables) to identify probably antecedent and consequent controlling variables
behavioral cusp
a behavior that has sudden and dramatic consequences that extend well beyond the idiosyncratic change itself because it exposes the person to new environments, reinforcers, contingencies, responses and stimulus controls
ecological assessment
an assessment protocol that acknowledges complex interrelationships between environment and behavior. A good way to obtain data across multiple settings and persons.
function based definition
designates responses as members of the target response class solely in terms of their common effect on the environment
a decrease in responsiveness to repeated presentation of a stimulus; most often used to describe a reduction of respondent behavior as a function of repeated presentation of the stimulus over a short span of time
as a philosophy and principle, the belief that people with disabilities should to maximum extent possible be physically and socially integrated into mainstream society regardless of the degree or type of disability
pivotal behavior
a behavior that when learned, produces corresponding modification or covariation in other untrained behaviors.
effects of an observation and measurement procedure on that behavior being measured. Most likely when measurement procedures are obtrusive, especially if the person being observed is aware of the observers presence and purpose.
relevance of behavior rule
holds that's only behaviors likely to produce reinforcement in the persons natural environment should be targeted for change.
social validity
refers to the extent to which target behaviors are appropriate, intervention procedures are acceptable and important and significant changes in target and collateral behaviors are produced.
target behavior
the response class selected for intervention; can be defined functionally or topographically
topography-based definition
defines instances of the target class by shape or form of the behavior