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Chapter 14

Chapter 14

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Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 14 Applying Extinction Using Extinction to Decrease a Problem Behavior Extinction is one the first approaches that should be considered for treating a problem behavior As long as a problem behavior continues, there must be a reinforcing consequence contingent on the behavior that is maintaining it; therefore to decrease the behavior, you must identify the reinforcing consequence and eliminate it When the problem behavior is longer reinforced, it will extinguish Steps in using extinction procedures effectively: (1) Collecting data to assess treatment effects o Observation and recording of target behavior o Record the problem behavior before and after the use of the extinction procedure to determine whether the behavior decreased when extinction was implemented o Need a behavioral definition of the problem behavior to be decreased, a reliable data collection method, a baseline assessment to determine the level of the problem behavior before the use of extinction, data collection in all relevant
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