Ethical Behavior Case Study

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Giovanna Eynaudi Ethical Conduct for Applied Behavior Analysts Case Study: Evaluate a Program Based on Monitoring Data Background Information and Present Level of Performance Jane is a 5 year old kindergarten student who attends Nova Elementary school. She is placed in a special education classroom with 1 teacher, 1 aide and 8 students. Jane also has a temporary 1:1 aide that is with her all day that has been provided by the school district to assist in the implementation of this behavior plan. Jane has a few words that she uses functionally (hi, more, mommy, juice, all done, bye bye) but is not fluently verbal. She can occasionally imitate words modeled for her, but not consistently. She has been trained to use sign language since…show more content…
Aggression involves scratching, wrapping herself around you, grabbing, pinching, body slams and occasional biting. She typically smiles and laughs while she is engaging in these behaviors. She will often fall on the floor or run out of the room. She sometimes will strip off her clothes. She also eats diapers, crayons and glue. Many of her behaviors appear to function to gain attention and reaction from staff members. It is unclear at this point whether some behaviors function to escape or avoid task demands, however her teachers report that it can be difficult to complete learning activities with her as she will try and eat the instructional materials. Jane particularly likes being in control of situations and needs clearly defined expectations and consistency to be successful. She benefits from functional types of activities and tasks and is less compliant when tasks are not clear to…show more content…
On the other hand, non-contingent reinforcement (NCR) appears to be an antecedent intervention that will more effectively influence the client. Due to the friendly and easy methodology, this procedure will allow teachers and staff to implement this intervention without being clinically trained. Non-contingent reinforcement will allow the child to frequently gain reinforcement non contingent to the problem behavior. This will enhance the development of a more positive learning environment, along with eventually being able to develop more appropriate behaviors, especially if NCR is combined with other procedures such as differential reinforcement of alternative
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