Definition of Target Behavior
Alice constantly makes jokes and comments in some of her classes, which attract a lot laughter and attention among her classmates. Alice only does this on some of her classes. Her joke includes making comments such “Wow,” “Impossible,”and“That cannot happen.” She have jokes while the teacher talks, or as they enter or leave classrooms.
Summary of Functional Behavioral Analysis
Alice’s behavior is exhibited mostly with two teachers. Her frequency of making comments are consistent with teachers’ comments, and whenever they are requested to undertake some class activities. The classes include math and physics class.
Alice may have no interest in math and physics classes. She may find the classes boring. She finds interests in seeking class attention through her jokes.
Behavioral Goal 1 (Reduction of Behavior)
Alice will reduce comments during lessons to at least one in a lesson
Objectives to Meet Goal
The class teacher will adopt Positive Attention Teacher to Alice. The teacher will regularly give the student attention as demanded. These can be done regularly through mental autonomous approaches without class disruptions. Among Positive Attention activities, include:
- Gently pat the student
- Smiling and making eye contact with the student
- Constantly check how Alice progresses with her class activities
- Call on Alice and direct her with question that the teacher believes she can handle
- Pass a note to her during assignment as a sign of appreciation
- Make her cheerful
- Constantly encourage her on progress.
Behavioral Goal 2 (Replacement or Alternative Behavior)
Alice will engage with her teachers and classmates in classwork discussions.
Objectives to Meet Goal 2
Alice will be recommended for learning programs through the school counselor. The counselor will help her develop positive attitude towards the lessons and have a warm relationship with the teacher.
Monitoring will be done through constant class observations and the through-applied behavioral analysis. Alice’s progress with counselling will be monitored by the counselor. The progress will be documented for evaluation and intervention on weekly basis.