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:
- What methods did you use to gather information via indirect and descriptive assessment (e.g., interviews, observations, ABC assessments, checklists, etc.)?
- What were the results of your assessments? What is the hypothesized function of behavior? What other possible functions might also be plausible?
- What are the primary factors that influence the presence or absence of the targeted behavior?
- How could you set up a functional analysis to test your hypotheses?
- 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 2 weeks!