Applied Behavior Analyst

Question 1: Read and Discuss Use your Applied Behavior Analysis text to read the following: – Chapter 11, “Positive Reinforcement,” pages 256–290. – Chapter 12, “Negative Reinforcement,” pages 291–303. – Chapter 13, “Schedules of Reinforcement,” pages 304–323. – Read the following PowerPoint presentations in preparation for ICS Part 1 and 2 in this unit: ? Chapter 11, “Positive Reinforcement.” ? Chapter 12, “Negative Reinforcement.” ? Chapter 13, “Schedules of Reinforcement.” Use the Library to read the following: – Gable’s 1999 article, “Functional Assessment in School Settings,” in Behavioral Disorders, volume 24, number 3, pages 246–248. – Bae’s 2002 article, “Using Functional Assessments to Develop Effective Behavioral Interventions,” in Reclaiming Children and Youth, volume 10, number 4, pages 213–215. Question 2: Discuss one of the research-based methods for conducting preference assessment. Why are preference assessments conducted in ABA interventions? Question 3: Describe the stimuli and explain how each could be instrumental both in a negative reinforcement scenario and a punishment scenario. Try to provide an example of how negative reinforcement could be ethically used to increase an appropriate behavior. Question 4: Read and Discuss Use your Applied Behavior Analysis text to read the following: – Chapter 14, “Punishment by Stimulus Presentation,” pages 326–355. – Chapter 15, “Punishment by Removal of a Stimulus,” pages 356–371. – Read the following PowerPoint presentations in preparation for ICS Part 1 and 2 in this unit: ? Chapter 14, “Punishment by Stimulus Presentation.” ? Chapter 15, “Punishment by Removal of a Stimulus.” Use the Library to read the following: – Weiss and Knoster’s 2008 article, “It May Be Nonaversive, but Is It a Positive Approach? Relevant Questions to Ask Throughout the Process of Behavioral Assessment and Intervention,” in the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, volume 10, number 1, pages 72–78. – Scott, Liaupsin, Nelson, and Jolivette’s 2003 article, “Ensuring Student Success Through Team-Based Functional Behavioral Assessment,” in Teaching Exceptional Children, volume 35, number 5, pages 16–21. – Conroy, Clark, Gable, and Fox’s 1999 article, “Building Competence in the Use of Functional Behavioral Assessment,” in Preventing School Failure, volume 43, number 4, pages 140–144. Question 5: Explain what is meant by positive and negative punishment and provide examples of each from your own environment or experience. Discuss some potential side effects of using punishment procedures. Identify the ethical issues to be considered when using punishment as an intervention and explain the guidelines for using punishment. Question 6: What are some ways to use reinforcement-based procedures instead of punishment to replace problem behaviors in schools or similar settings? Question 7 (Please note this answer should be 3 pages itself): Some schools employ punishment procedures on a regular basis and have done so for decades. Other schools exert overly controlling, contrived, and coercive disciplinary practices. For this assignment, you should reflect on your own experiences and describe a personal encounter when you witnessed or experienced overly restrictive, or harsh, punitive, and/or ineffective punitive methods in a school setting. Based on the assigned readings for this unit, as well as the BACB Content Area 1 of the Task List (referenced in Unit 1), describe and discuss three use of reinforcement-based procedures that could be used to reduce problem behaviors in a school. In your assignment, you must also identify and describe the potential side effects of overly restrictive or harsh punitive methods in a school setting. In addition, discuss potential ethical considerations for the use of punishment in schools. Book for Course: Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780131421134.

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