Defining, Measuring and Monitoring Behaviors (Behavior Support for Intensive Intervention: Module 6)

Defining, Measuring and Monitoring Behaviors (Behavior Support for Intensive Intervention: Module 6)

Module Overview

This module discusses how to define, measure and monitor behavior. By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Select an appropriate target behavior
  • Write an operational definition for a target behavior
  • Identify relevant dimensions of behavior
  • Choose a measurement system based on relevant dimensions of behavior
  • Use graphing conventions to create meaningful visual displays of data

This module is divided into five 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 6 and provides an overview of module content and related activities.

 

 

 

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Part 1: How do we select an appropriate target behavior?

Part 1 explains how to select an appropriate target behavior. These are the behaviors that you are looking to change to better your students.

 

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Part 2: How do we write an operational definition?

Part 2 describes how to write an operational definition for the target behavior.

 

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Part 3: How do we use the dimensions of behavior to help us refine our definition?

Part 3 expands on the discussion about operational definitions (Part 2). The video describes how to refine your definition by using dimensions of behavior. Identify which behavior is causing the problem and which behavior you want to measure.

 

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Part 4: How do we choose a measurement system?

Part 4 explains how to choose a measurement system. Use the information provided to you in Part 3, to inform your decision.

 

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Part 5: How do we summarize our data to guide decision making?

Part 5 describes how to create graphs to create a meaningful visual display of data. Then, how do you use this information to make decisions?

 

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Closing

The closing video reviews the content provided in the module and concludes with a module quiz and classroom application activity.

 

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