Exactly how pronounced and severe is the student’s present level of inappropriate behavior? How effective are our academic and behavior change interventions? Increasingly, educators are being required to engage in data collection that contributes to data-based decision making by the Committee on Special Education.
This collection and analysis process is an essential part of a well-planned and effectively-implemented positive behavior change program.
In this activity-filled session, participants will learn about data recording and how to define target behaviors, identify the “dimension” of the behavior that we wish to change, and select an appropriate data-gathering procedure.
Topics addressed will include:
- Assessment overview: The reasons why we collect information and data on students’ actions.
- Defining the target behavior: Identifying the action(s) that we wish to assess and writing its description in precise, observable, and measurable terms.
- Dimensions of behavior: Identifying the aspect of the student’s persistent displayed action that we wish to change.
- Selecting the right recording procedure: Deciding between the many types; and practicing these various procedures with video clips of inappropriate student behaviors.
- The A-B-C analysis of behavior: Identifying the instigating factors and post-behavior outcomes that promote and maintain inappropriate behavior. How to modify them in order to change the behavior for the better.
By attending this session, attendees will leave with…
- Various ways of gathering information/data.
- Knowledge of how to select and use of all of the data gathering procedures.
- New skills for analyzing the collected information and using it in planning for behavioral change.
- Links to Dr. Mac’s free animated videos on the topic.
Presenter: Tom McIntyre