ERIC Number: EJ1090959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Developing Behavioral Fluency with Movement Cycles Using SAFMEDS
Kubina, Richard M., Jr.; Yurich, Kirsten K. L.; Durica, Krina C.; Healy, Nora M.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v25 n1 p120-141 Mar 2016
The Precision Teaching term "movement cycle" refers to a behavior with a clearly observable movement and a distinct beginning and end. The present experiment examined whether behavior analysts and special education teachers could become fluent identifying movement cycles. A frequency-building intervention called SAFMEDS, an acronym for Say All Fast Minute Every Day Shuffled, required participants to see a picture of behavior on a laminated card and say the movement cycle. A multiple baseline multiple probe design with two groups of four participants revealed the effects of the intervention. Results showed a replication of effects with each group using equivalent SAFMEDS decks. The SAFMEDS intervention produced behavioral fluency and also fostered strong maintenance effects for a majority of the participants.
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Special Education Teachers, Pictorial Stimuli, Intervention, Maintenance, Behavior Change, Skill Development, Behavior Problems, Motion, Observation
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