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Step 1: Organize observations relevant to the problematic behavior/issue
In many cases, there are several contributors to the student’s identified problem. These contributors may interact with each other, therefore, it may be necessary to combine tests from different categories of possibilities. The existence of several interacting contributors may become obvious as you proceed through individual intervention experiments.
Task avoidance: Some students may do poorly on academic tasks as a way to avoid specific tasks. (See Tutorials on Noncompliance; Errorless Learning; Problem Solving; Initiation; Behavior Management: Prevention Strategies; Behavior Management: Contingency Management.)
Relevant observations: The student engages in the problem behavior when tasks are difficult or otherwise undesirable.
Useful experiments for assessment and intervention:
Possible referrals: School psychologist or behavior specialist for behavioral assessment and behavior management strategies; instructional strategies specialist
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