ERIC Number: EJ1070257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Implementation of a Single Comprehensive Function-Based Intervention across Multiple Classrooms for a High School Student
Whitford, Denise K.; Liaupsin, Carl J.; Umbreit, John; Ferro, Jolenea B.
Education and Treatment of Children, v36 n4 p147-167 2013
A comprehensive function-based intervention was developed to address the chronic, high levels of off-task behavior by a 15-year-old ninth grade Caucasian male with learning disabilities and ADHD. A descriptive FBA identified that the student's off-task behavior was reinforced by peer attention and task avoidance. Intervention involved the collaborative development of a single, comprehensive intervention that was implemented sequentially across three classes. When implemented, the intervention produced consistently high levels of on-task behavior in each class. Social validity data supported the acceptability of the comprehensive intervention. High levels of treatment integrity showed staff could collaborate and implement a comprehensive intervention. Implications and directions for further research are included.
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, High School Students, White Students, Males, Grade 9, Student Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Task Analysis, Intervention, Program Implementation, Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Outcomes of Treatment, Structured Interviews, Observation, Validity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
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