ERIC Number: EJ1033867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Functional Analysis and Treatment of Problem Behavior in Early Education Classrooms
Greer, Brian D.; Neidert, Pamela L.; Dozier, Claudia L.; Payne, Steven W.; Zonneveld, Kimberley L. M.; Harper, Amy M.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v46 n1 p289-295 Spr 2013
We conducted functional analyses (FA) with 4 typically developing preschool children during ongoing classroom activities and evaluated treatments that were based on FA results. Results of each child's FA suggested social-positive reinforcement functions, and differential reinforcement of alternative behavior plus time-out was effective in decreasing problem behavior and increasing appropriate behavior. We discuss the utility of classroom-based FAs and potential compromises to experimental control.
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Preschool Children, Positive Reinforcement, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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