Assessment Of Behavior . Chapter 10 Anthony Martinez Curtis Williams. Assessing Problem Behavior through observation . Observation of specific situation Observation of various settings Observation at different times during the day. Target Behaviors.
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Assessment of a child’s behaviors involves.
Knowledge about the following:
S: Very Reliable, Many factors considered, rare(adaptive behavior test)
W: Difficult to interpret, scoring takes a long time, lack of sensitivity to mentally retarded individuals.
2 Parts, 1. Independent daily living skills(9 Areas); 2. Social Adaptation(7 Areas).
S: One of the best, standardized, adaptive behavior scales available.
W: Further validity tests.
Tests non-academic skills in 10 areas.
S: Good scale to measure intellect problems in students. Comes with manual to help develop IEP.
W: Tests only deal with mentally retarded students and do not show how they are different from other handicaps.
Handicapped and non-handicapped social competence scale.
S: Useful, reliable, popular
W: None Reported
5 basic live skill areas are targeted with the data collected used to help bolster lacking skills.
S: Scoring can be used to ascertain behavior conditions.
W: Can be biased and no training required.