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Step 1: Determine if your student has a problem that needs addressed

Answer the following questions: a. Does the student engage in a behavior that impedes the student's learning or the learning of others? b. Is the behavior increasing in frequency, duration, or intensity? c. Is there a . . . read more Feedback

Step 2: Write down a problem definition that describes the behavior(s).

Writing down the definition of the problem behavior will help you effectively communicate with others what the behavior looks like, including the severity and intensity of the behavior. The definition should be clear, . . . read more

Step 3: Collect Data

Take baseline and A-B-C data to understand the behavior and assist with intervention planning.

People collect data on student behavior for two primary reasons: 1. Baseline data provides information about the behavior (e.g., how often it occurs, how long it lasts, amount of time between each occurrence of behavior, and intensity) . . . read more Feedback

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