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Chapter 2

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Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 2- Observing and Recording Behavior - Behavioral assessment; measurement of the target behavior in behavior modification o Important bc= measuring behavior b4 treatment provides info which can help you determine whether treatment is necessary o Can provide info that helps you choosethe best treatment o Measuring target behavior b4 and after treatment allows you to determine whether behavior changes after treatment was implemented Direct and Indirect Assessment o 2 types of behavioral assessment o 1. Indirect assessment; uses interviews, questionnaires, and rating scales to obtain info on target behavior from person exhibiting the behavior or from others ex. Parents, teachers, etc o 2. Direct assessment; person observes & records target behavior as it occurs. Observe target behavior by the observer (or video camera) must be in close proximity so the behavior can be seen or heard. *Must have precise definition of target behavior so its occurrence can be distinguished from occurrences of other behaviors o Direct assessment more accurate bc ppl are trained to observe behaviors. Indirect depends on peoples memories, they werent sent to seethe person so they may have not seen all the times the behavior occurred. Defining the Target Behavior o To develop a behavior recording plan 1 step define target behavior; identify what person says or does which constitutes the behavioral excessor deficit o Behavioral definition; verbs describing specific behaviors a person exhibits. *not their intentions, or their emotions (angry, sad). Labels can also not be used (ex hes a bad sport) because these cannot be observed. o Interobserver reliabilityInterobserver agreement; once behavior is defined, and when 2 people independently observe the same behavior and both record the behavior occurred. Example of a behavioral definition and a label = when bobby cries and sobs, lies on the floor and kicks the floor or walls, or pounds www.notesolution.com
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