Using An Intervention Increases Or Decreases The Number Of Times Unwanted Behavior

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The purpose of this particular study is to determine whether incorporating an intervention increases or decreases the number of times unwanted behavior is displayed in the classroom involving a single participant with Oppositional Defiance Disorder. This study was conducted utilizing the single subject A-B-A-B withdrawal design. The participant is an 8 year old boy name Jim who was recently diagnosed with Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Jim consistently disrupts the classroom with outburst when the teacher is talking and giving instruction. A team has been assembled by the school to create an individualized education program, as well as working with Jim’s teacher on developing a program to encourage appropriate behavior during the time the…show more content…
The results showed that there was a significant decrease in the number of times Jim displayed outbursts after the intervention was incorporated. The incorporation of the ABAB design has proven to be effective in this study and will allow Jim to incorporate the utilization of appropriate behavior in future classes. Keywords: single subject research design, unwanted behavior, reinforcer, oppositional defiance disorder Introduction It is a known fact that teachers have the challenging task of providing effective and explicit instruction but these goals can be complicated by the learner. As a result schools have incorporated programs that are specifically developed to ensure the success of each child individually. There are many different interventions that can be incorporated to change disruptive behavior that is being displayed in the classroom setting. The hypothesis is that disruptive behavior will significantly decrease once the intervention is incorporated and the appropriate behavior will drastically increase. The importance of gathering this data is so that teachers will be able to take back total control of their classrooms as well as taking control of disruptive behavior. In this study we will discuss whether the incorporation of A-B-A-B withdrawal design increases or decreases disruptive behavior displayed by an 8 year old participant with Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) during classroom instruction. Method Jim is an 8
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