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Case study: Classroom control for teachers

You have been asked to consult with a classroom in a day treatment facility for children and teens who are receiving treatment for psychiatric issues. Nearly half of the students also have a learning disability diagnosis or an identified developmental delay. This week, you pick the age of the class you will be working in. After assessing the class setting, students, and teacher for need, you determine that your target behaviors include: students leaving their assigned seats during instruction time; students speaking out of turn, even if they raise their hands; students taking and playing with belongings that are not theirs; students calling each other names and arguing with each other; and teacher responding to problematic behaviors only after there is a problem between two students such as a verbal altercation.

Given the age and developmental level of the students, describe an appropriate group intervention and discuss how it will effectively address the target behaviors.

How would you apply best practices when designing a group intervention for your students?

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Assignment question 1:
Describe an appropriate group intervention.
i) As you have not indicated your idea for a group intervention, I will give you an example as follows:
- Use a behavior modification program- in a cooperative learning activity, ABA model. Step 1-Baseline would measure inappropriate behavior i.e. how many times the students leave their assigned seats during instruction time, speak out of turn, playing with items, calling names, picking arguments. ...

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This solution discusses how teachers can gain classroom control effectively and enhance the learning experience for students positively.