Proposal For Behavior Change Plan

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Benchmark – Proposal for Behavior Change Plan Howard is an 11-year-old student in the sixth grade that has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Grand Canyon University, 2014). He also may have a learning disability, based on his academic struggles in the areas of math and reading (2014). Howard exhibits off-task and task avoidance behaviors when faced with a math assignment (2014). This paper will suggest steps to address and change these behaviors, possible motivational, instructional, and safety interventions that should be utilized to support Howard, and reinforcement techniques that will encourage and motivate positive behavior. Steps for Behavior Change The first step to making behavior changes is identifying the behavior and understanding possible reasons why the behavior is being produced (Wright, 2013). Recognizing that Howard exhibits the described undesirable behaviors during math, a class in which he is struggling to understand the material, is a huge red flag that may indicate that Howard is avoiding his assignments, because he does not understand how to do them. Also, it is important to realize that off-task behavior and distraction are common symptom of ADHD (National Institute of Mental Health, n.d.). So, technically, each concerning behavior can be attributed to Howard’s disability (Grand Canyon University, 2014). With this knowledge, Howard should be assessed academically to determine whether or not he requires support from the special education

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