Unit 6: 517 Assignment, Chaining, Shaping, and Stimulus Control – Assignment
Comprehensive Functional Behavior Assessment
Your Assignment for this unit is to conduct a comprehensive functional behavior assessment of the target behavior you identified in Unit 1 Discussion (Discussion topic 1). Specifically, you need to provide an analysis of the following information:
1. What methods did you use to gather information via indirect and descriptive assessment (e.g., interviews, observations, ABC assessments, checklists, etc.)?
2. What were the results of your assessments? What is the hypothesized function of behavior? What other possible functions might also be plausible?
3. What are the primary factors that influence the presence or absence of the targeted behavior?
4. How could you set up a functional analysis to test your hypotheses?
5. Considering what you have learned about initiating or increasing a desired behavior, develop an intervention that will hopefully result in a desirable change in your behavior. Please note that Unit 8 involves a discussion about your attempt to change this behavior over the next two weeks!
The paper should:
· Follow Assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results).
· Use correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.
· Be between 5 to 8-pages long, 12 pt. font, double spaced.
· Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English.
· Be written in Standard American English and be clear, specific, and error-free.
Your paper should include:
· Title Page
· Main Body of the paper (5- to 8-pages)
· Reference Page
Submitting Your Assignment
Put your Assignment in a Word document. Save it in a location that you will remember. Use your full name and the class number (e.g., Erin Carr Jordan – PS517). When you are ready to submit it, click on the Dropbox and complete the steps below:
1. Click the link that says “Submit an Assignment”
2. In the “Submit to Basket” menu, select Unit 6: Assignment.
3. In the “Comments” field, include the title of your paper.
4. Click the “Add Attachments” button.
5. Follow the steps listed to attach your Word document.
6. You should revisit the Dropbox to view any helpful feedback your instructor has left for you.
7. Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted Assignment.