Developing Cognitive-Based Intervention Method Using a Case Study Student
Students with emotional, social, and behavioral disorders are best served when educators are able to choose and offer a variety of individually crafted interventions and supports. In addition to effective practice, environmental and organizational methods, and reinforcement, these options include cognitively based methods and behavior reduction strategies. Cognitively focused interventions and supports offer students methods they can use to improve their behavior, social skills, and academic performance independent of adult supervision or with reduced teacher and staff oversight. Thus, these methods promote self-determination and offer students strategies that transfer and generalize to settings outside of school. On occasion, many students with emotional, social, and behavioral disorders require the support of methods and interventions that result in reduction of problem behaviors.
Developing Cognitive-Based Intervention Method Using a Case Study Student: Trey Doherty
Choose a character (Trey Doherty) with an emotional, behavioral, and/or social problem. Drawing on information provided in the character’s case study
– Write an operational definition of a socially valid behavioral target for the student.
– Using the Behavior Intervention Plan form (that I will upload as well an example) describe an intervention plan for the target behavior using a cognitive-based support method and a behavior reduction method.
– Describe an objective method of evaluating the impact and utility of your plan.
Your assignment should be between two to three pages in length and will be assessed on the following:
1.) A clearly written description of your subject.
2.) A clearly written, socially valid operational target.
3.) The definition of the target behavior.
4.) A completed behavior intervention plan form that includes a description of an intervention plan for the target behavior that uses both a cognitive-based support method and a behavior reduction method.
5.) A description of an objective evaluation method.
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