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Measuring Behavior: Case Study

Please Assist me with the following:
Read the case study of Mark, located in Level A, Case 1 of The Iris Center's "Measuring Behavior." (http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ICS-014.pdf)

Using this case study, create a (4 page paper single spaced) positive behavior support plan. Your plan should include the following: PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING......

The theoretical underpinnings of your plan
Which behavior theory fits the child's learned behavior, and why?
The target behavior
What is the behavior you are looking to modify, and why?
The differentiated response
Which differentiated response are you going to use, and why?
A plan for collecting data
How do you plan on collecting data, and why have you chosen this plan?
Two methods for increasing positive behaviors
Use at least one scholarly resource in addition to your text for support.
Two methods for decreasing negative behaviors
Use at least one scholarly resource in addition to your text for support.
A long-term annual measurable objective to achieve this behavior over the school year
Three short-term, measurable goals to achieve this new behavior
A strategy for how you will fade this plan
How will you slowly remove the reinforcement plan?
The technique you will use if the student begins to regress
How you plan to teach the student to generalize the new behavior

Make sure you include at least four scholarly resources.

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The theoretical underpinnings of your plan

The theoretical underpinnings of the plan are predicated upon the desire to not "target" or single out children suffering from behavior problems within the classroom. The most effective way to ensure that children can be monitored and recorded without being singled out in the classroom is through the use of direct observation and recording of behavior because these types of alternatives are less susceptible to biasing. Therefore, using recording such as interval recording, frequency recording, duration recording, and direct observation will allow the behavior of the child to be documented objectively. The use of recording techniques to ascertain the best data on the child's behavior will serve as the theoretical framework for my plan.

Which behavior theory fits the child's learned behavior, and why?

The behavior theory that best fits the child's behavior since his behavior isn't LEARNED but is a disability, is sensory processing disorder. This behavior theory directly relates Mark's behavior to how his neurological system takes in, organizes, and makes sense of the input of information being received. Mark's processing isn't working properly, which causes the dysfunction that is present in the form of his behavior problems that are being displayed in the classroom.

The target behavior

The target behaviors that the plan will be focusing on in regard to accumulating data to ascertain how frequently, the length of duration, and intervals of disruptive behavior being displayed by Mark are noise, out-of-place, and off-task remarks made by the student. These are the most disruptive behaviors displayed by Mark and are causing him to lose focus in the classroom, cause disruption to other children in the classroom, and impact the learning of others as well as himself.

What is the behavior you are looking to modify, and why?

The behavior that ...

Solution Summary

The theoretical underpinnings of a behavior theory is discussed.

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