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applied behavior analysis
The systematic application of behavioral principles to change socially significant behavior
behavorial intervention plan
A written plan that contains the details of the strategies to be used in intervention and the assessment methods that will be used to evaluate the program.
The use of literature to help people solve problems and deal with feelings, to teach about a particular disability, or to promote social awareness and acceptance of differences.
A disorder that involves a repetitive and persistent pattern that violates age-appropriate societal norms or the basic rights of others.
An agreement, usually in writing, that specifies consequences for desired performances.
Positive reinforcement in which the teacher rewards students for performing behaviors other than, or behaviors that are incompatible with, targeted undesirable ones.
dimensional classification system
A classification system for emotional disturbance that includes six categories or dimensions.
Disorders that are typically expressed outwardly, including aggression, acting out, and disobedience.
independent group contingencies
An instructional grouping method in which group members' individual improvement is evaluated and rewarded.
interdependent group contingencies
An instructional grouping method in which group members' combined performance is evaluated and rewarded.
Disorders that are typically expressed inwardly, including personality problems, anxiety, and depression.
A class of disorders that includes manic disorders, depressive disorders, and bipolar disorders.
The presentation of an aversive stimulus and then its removal as a consequence of the student's behavior resulting in an increase of the behavior.
The use of medication to help in controlling some emotional or behavioral disorders.
The use of a child's play for self-expression and the exploring of feelings to work through troubling experiences, fears, and anxieties.
positive behavior support
A behaviorally based systems change approach to redesigning the environment to minimize problem behaviors.
The contingent presentation of a consequence following a student response to increase that response.
Positive reinforcement procedure that uses student-preferred activities as reinforcers for performing less preferred activities.
Contingently applying an aversive consequence following a behavior to reduce the behavior.
The withdrawal of specific numbers of reinforcers contingent on a behavior's occurrence.
A condition characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech and behavior.
The contingent removal of the student from a positively reinforcing environment for some predetermined amount of time.
The contingent presentation of something tangible that can be exchanged later for some preferred reinforcer.
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