Now before we delve into this month of problem behavior fun, let’s scale back and give you some background and context. As a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), there is a specific and systemic way I approach behavior reduction. I use the strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis to identify the reason the behavior is occurring, look at environmental variables, find an appropriate replacement behavior, and provide reinforcement for prosocial behavioral choices. I want to share an article written a few years ago by one of my amazing interns that gives some great background on ABA related to behavior reduction.
This month we will be delving deep into the problem behavior challenges. We will be looking at different function based strategies, tips and tricks, and how you can utilize these interventions in your classrooms. Stay tuned!