TARGETING BEHAVIORS

Targeting Behaviors:   Antecedent/Behavior/Consequence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVpm2HLQMBk  (downloaded 3/2/2016) Boy Pulling Hair

Description Of The Video

    The video shows 4 children building/playing with toys while sitting on the floor.  One boy handed the bad boy a ladder. I assume the bad boy asked for the ladder and he was handed it right away.  Then, he jumps up and aims for a girl across from him, trying to take something out of her hands. She did not give the item to him, so he grabs her hair and starts pulling.  This is aggression/impulse control.

Target Behavior

The target behavior is for the 3 year old boy to control his impulse of aggression and anger toward another if he does not get his way.  Target behavior is for the boy to accept “no” as an answer without aggression toward another.

Operational Definition of Target Behavior

   Pulling hair of another person is not appropriate or cool and is wrong behavior.  But really the target behavior is to have this boy stop his aggression toward another if he does not get his way, whether his behavior is hitting, pulling, hair, yelling, or any other abusive behavior toward another.   Pulling hair of another person is a symptom of his aggression.   

Recording Method

 Latency Recording.  Measuring the time between stimulus and response.  In this case the time will be when the boy asked for the toy from the girl and his response and reaction to get it.  Which will be seconds because he responded right away, when she did not give him the toy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9oTO6UheG4  (downloaded 3/4/2016) Boy Eating Peaches

Description of the Video

   A preschool age child was eating a bowl of peaches.  It wasn’t his fault that the bowl of peaches fell on the floor.  One of the peaches was still edible to eat, because it remained in the bowl and I think this child knew it.  The teacher came over and took the whole bowl and told the child he “threw it on the floor and he does not get anymore”.  The child threw a fit. I think the teacher could have compromised with this child to achieve a more positive behavioral response but in any case, I would use duration recording, in response.

Target Behavior

   When the teacher told the boy “I don’t have any more peaches.”  The boy thought about it a bit, and started a little tantrum that went into a major tantrum.  So, the target behavior is, when he heard the “No, you don’t get any more”, the boy will sit back in his seat and accept the “No.”

Operational Definition of Target Behavior

  The target behavior is for the child to not throw any tantrum at all when things to do go his way in any situation.  In this situation, it was about food and it falling on the floor and not getting any more food, when the old food bowl fell on the floor, even though he could have eaten the one last peach in the bowl that did not touch the floor. (I like peaches too, and would have compromised that he could eat the last peach in the bowl, if he does not throw a tantrum).

Recording Method

  Duration Recording.  The duration the tantrum needs to be recorded, whether he got to eat the rest of the peaches in the bowl, or not, because this behavior will continue unless corrected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9bYsxTfSMg  (downloaded 3/4/2016)

  High School Computer Lab

Description of the Video

Target Behavior

All students are focused on their computer and on task on their appropriate school assignments during the computer class.  All the time 100% on task in the computer classroom, 100% of the time.

Operational Definition Of Target Behavior

The High School student computer lab is an easy place for the student to relax and take their focus off their classwork assignment.  Thereby, the student will surf the internet, check their Iphone, send a message through google to another student within the computer classroom, and any other off task behavior they can think of.  The target behavior is for every student to focus 100% of their time at 100% focus on their computer lab assignment, whether it is for Science class, Math class, or English class.

Recording Method

   Interval Recording.  Record positive with a + for every student in the computer lab for every 15 minutes they are on task and working on the computer.  If the class is completely not focused and wants to socialize, take them to the 5 minute record for positive recording of every student on task behavior.

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Kat. K. M. M.Ed

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