Writing a statement of function
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 10

Writing a Statement of Function PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 37 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Writing a Statement of Function. SO WHAT????. Operational Definition. Review of Records. Indirect Assessment. ABC. Data Collection. FUNCTION. Writing a statement of function. Questions to ask: What data am I gathering that seems to be similar? What data contradicts each other?

Download Presentation

Writing a Statement of Function

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Writing a statement of function

Writing a Statement of Function


So what

SO WHAT????

Operational Definition

Review of Records

Indirect Assessment

ABC

Data Collection

FUNCTION


Writing a statement of function1

Writing a statement of function

  • Questions to ask:

    • What data am I gathering that seems to be similar?

    • What data contradicts each other?

      • Remember that direct observation trumps indirect!

    • Do these data point to one function, or a few?

      • Pick your battles!


Writing a statement of function2

Writing a statement of function

  • Use observable terms and avoid explanatory fictions

  • Summarize all of your data from start to finish

  • This is not a list of all of the things that you did!

  • What are some anecdotal things that you observed?

  • “I will definitely take this into account while writing my behavior support plan and in future classrooms”

  • What is your hypothesis? What will you be focusing on?


Selecting appropriate replacement behavior

Selecting Appropriate Replacement Behavior


Good support plans

Good Support Plans:

  • Support the person in the natural environment

  • Encompass a variety of settings and people

  • Can be carried out (with minimal training) by the people in the environment

  • Re-design of environments to reduce behavior

  • Emphasis on teaching replacement behavior

    • Functional communication

      Make problem behavior “irrelevant, inefficient, and ineffective” (Horner, 2000)


Goals of functional behavior assessment

  • Competing Response

  • What do we want to happen?

Goals of Functional Behavior Assessment

  • Competing Stimuli

  • What parts of the environment are we willing to change?

  • Competing Reinforcers

  • What are we willing to do to make this a reality?

  • Antecedents

  • Specific Situations

  • Specific Events

  • Specific Stimuli

  • Consequence

  • What happened afterward?

  • Response

  • What did the child do?


Identifying replacement behaviors

Identifying replacement behaviors

  • What can the child do instead of what s/he has been doing that serves the same function?

  • Also needs to be operationally defined

    • Dead man’s rule: if a dead man can do it, it’s not behavior!

  • Good replacement behavior: “taps person on the shoulder instead of hitting”

  • Bad replacement behavior: “sits quietly and waits” (can’t get attention that way…hitting works much better!)


Evidence based practice

Evidence-based Practice

  • Use the library database for your evidence

    • Must be empirical in nature!

  • Search terms: Must include function

    • Functional assessment

    • Replacement behavior

    • Communication training


Acceptable journals you re not limited to these

Acceptable Journals (you’re not limited to these):

  • Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Research in Developmental Disabilities

  • Behavior Modification

  • Behavior Therapy

  • Behavior Analyst Online

  • Education and Treatment of Children


  • Login