Flashcards in Antecedent Strategies Deck (15):
How do we know whether there are stimuli that evoke/maintain behaviour?
Our FBA results
What should we do if an FBA has shown that certain antecedents evoke problem behaviour?
Decide whether it's possible to remove/change that antecedent
In addition to removing/changing antecedents that evoke problem behaviour we should...
assess whether antecedents for appropriate behaviour are absent from the environment
Remember: antecedent manipulation is not enough - must be sure to...
reinforce instances of appropriate behaviour using function based reinforcement
Name three antecedent strategies
1) Curricular revision/task adjustment 2) Providing choices 3) High-probability command sequencing
Define curricular revision/task adjustment
Adapting a task so it is less likely to evoke problem behaviour
Give an example of what curricular revision might include
Making the task shorter; Making the task easier; Changing the way a task is presented/carried out
Choices can be provided for ____, ____ and ____
antecedents; behaviours; consequences
How can you provide choices for antecedents?
Allow clients to choose the times, setting or mode in which the behaviour will occur
How can you provide choices for behaviours?
Clients can choose the type of task (provided the task achieves the same outcome)
How can you provide choices for consequences?
Clients may choose the reinforcers
Why do choices lessen the likelihood of problem behaviour occurring?
Making choices itself is reinforcing, and they will choose preferred stimuli/tasks
Define high-probability command sequencing (HPCS)
A task a person is unlikely to do is preceded by tasks the person is likely to complete
Give another name for HPCS