1). The behavior analyst should be directly observing the behaviors that we want to decrease/ increase in the client/student. By directly observing the student we can obtain ABC data, which can help us identify any of the teachers behaviors that may be affecting the student's behaviors as well. We should also be looking out for behaviors that could have a direct effect on the child's health, such as SIB.
2). The dead man test states how "if a dead man can do it, then it is not a behavior". For instance, instead of measuring "not doing work" we might measure "frequency of work completion"
3). A therapist could engage with Mr. Pollock by asking him what usually occurs when the child becomes angry. This would allow for a more specific description of behaviors. Then the therapist could ask more specific questions, such as, "Does he throw items, run around the classroom, elope from his seat, etc. ). An analyst could also ask for an example of a specific time when the child was angry, to see if more information about the topography of the behaviors are mentioned.
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