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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

Ch 23-b45 Defining the behavioral contract A behavioral contract is a written agreement between two parties in which one or both parties agree to engage in a specified level of a target behavior. The contract states the consequence that will be administered contingent on the occurrence of the behavior. Components of a behavioral contract 1. Identify the target behaviors: define clearly the target behaviors involved in the contract. The target behaviors in the contract must be stated in clear objective terms. 2. Stating how the target behaviors will be measured: must have objective evidence of the occurrence of the target behaviors. clients must be able to prove that the target behaviors did or did not occur so that the contingencies can be implemented correctly. Permanent products of behaviors or direct observation and documentation of the behavior by the contract manager or by an agreed upon third party. If the target behaviors are measured objectively, there can be no ambiguity about their occurrence or nonoccurrence 3. Stating when the behavior must be performed: must have a time frame that states when the behavior must occur. 4. Identifying the reinforcement of punishment contin
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