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target behavior

the specific behavior selected for change

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assessment methods

interviews, checklist, test, direct observation

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behavior checklist

provides descriptions of specific behaviors and the conditions under which each behavior should occur

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anecdotal observation or ABC recording

observer records a descriptive, temporally sequenced account of all behaviors of interest and the antecedent conditions and consequences in the clients natural environment

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ecological assesment

information gathered about the person adn the various environments in which that person lives and works.
-physiological conditions, physical aspects of environment, interactions with others, home environment, past reinforcement history

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reactivity

the effects of an assessment procedure on the behavior being assessed

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habilitation

the degree to which the person's repertoire maximizes short and long term reinforcers for that individual adn minimizes short and long term punishers

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relevance of behavior rule

target behaviors should be selected only when it can determined that the behavior is likely to produce reinforcement in the person's natural environment

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behavioral cusp

a behavior that has consequences beyond the change itself, some of which may be considered important.

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pivotal behavior

a behavior that once learned, produces corresponding modifications or covariations in other adaptive untrained behaviors.

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normalization

use of progressivley more typical environments, expectations and procedures to establish away/ or maintain personal behaviors which are as culturally normal as possible

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function-based definition

definition that designates responses as members of the targeted response class soley by their common effect on the environment

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topography-based definition

definition identifies instances of the target by the shape of form of the behavior

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social validity

change behaviors to an extent that a person;s life is changed in a positive and meaningful way

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behavioral assessment

variety of methods including direct observations, interviews, checklist and test to identify and define targets for behavior change