Behavioral Theory I (Behavior Support for Intensive Intervention: Module 1)

Behavioral Theory I (Behavior Support for Intensive Intervention: Module 1)

Module Overview

This module focuses on behavioral theory and is an introduction to observing and measuring behavior. By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe the rationale and importance of behavior support
  • Define and identify elements of basic behavioral theory including three-term contingency, reinforcement, punishment and extinction
  • Define and describe the function of behavior

This module is divided into four parts, with an introduction and closing. A 508 compliant version of the full PowerPoint presentation across all parts of the module is available below.

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Introduction

This video introduces Module 1 and provides an overview of module content and related activities.

 

 

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Part 1: Why do we need to focus on behavior?

This part explains why it is important to focus on behavior. The video describes the traditional understanding of how to approach behavior in school and the classroom.

 

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Part 2: What are the elements of basic behavioral theory?

This part describes the basic elements of behavioral theory. This is essential to gain a basic understanding of key concepts of behavioral theory.

 

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Part 3: What are the elements of basic behavioral theory?

This part is a continuation of the discussion of basic elements of behavioral theory from part 2. The focus of the video is on the different types of consequence and antecedent conditions.

 

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Part 4: How do we determine the function of behavior?

This part explains how to determine the function of behavior. Why is the behavior occurring?

 

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Closing

The closing video reviews the content provided in the module and concludes with a self-assessment quiz.

 

 

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