Behavior Intervention Plan Case Study

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Carla A behavior intervention plan (BIP) is a plan that’s designed to teach reward positive behaviors. This can help prevent for stop problem behaviors in school. The BIP is based on the results of the FBA. The BIP describes the problem behavior, the reason the behavior occurs and the intervention strategies that will address the problem behavior. A BIP can help a child to learn problem solving skills and find better ways to respond in a situation. Carla is a 7-year-old second grader who displays major tantrums and destructive behavior in the home and school setting. Her parents were recently separated and Carla’s behavior has gotten out of control. Carla’s teacher has verbally expressed concern for her at a recent meeting. …show more content…

Carla’s tantrums and destructive behavior continues to be problematic in her other classes as well. A behavior intervention needs to be put in place that will help Carla’s behavior decrease. So, we first use a behavioral assessment which will include direct observation and then recording the behavior as it occurs (Miltenberger, 2016). I would start out by having interviews with Carla and her parents along with the teachers that are involved. We would discuss Carla’s behavior and figure out what her target behavior. We know that Carla has tantrums and destructive behavior. While observing Carla, we see how many times her behavior occurs, how long it lasts and the intensity of the physical behaviors. We also need to find out the latency of when the behavior occurs after the stimulus was applied. The stimulus in this case would be when Carla is asked to work on something in math. The process of a Functional Behavioral Assessment will determine the next process. Functional behavior assessment involves using several methods to determine the causal and maintaining factors for a behavior that lead to the development of the intervention strategies to meet the individualized and unique needs of the student (Killu, …show more content…

The teacher will use extinction by not asking Carla to complete the work on which she displays her behaviors. The teacher will then be stopping reinforcement to have Carla complete activities in the classroom. Since Carla has some destructive behaviors and they disrupt the other students, her punishment will be that she is placed in time out after her behavior occurrences such as her tantrums. Her timeout will be in the classroom but she will not be able to participate in fun activities. Her timeout will only last a few minutes and the teacher will explain to Carla why she was in time out and that she cannot use destructive behavior during class. When Carla returns to her desk, if she can complete an activity without a tantrum, she will get praise from the teacher. (DRA) differential reinforcement of an alternative behavior is used here. It shows how an alternative behavior can replace a negative one (Miltenberger,

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