Using the ABC Chart for Essie, analyze patterns that might suggest antecedents or “triggers” (setting the occasion for the behavior) and consequences or “pay offs” (maintaining the behavior).
Please respond to the following:
- Explain your ideas/theories regarding the function of Essie’s behaviors.
- What are some behavior management strategies that may be beneficial to use when addressing Essie’s behavior difficulties?
Reading and Resources
Please review the Purdue Global Library resources below. The first gives an overview and description of using FBAs as well as some of the benefits and challenges of using a team approach to collecting pertinent information. The second discusses the need for understanding the reason for the challenging behaviors of an individual on the autism spectrum.
Rogers, E. L. (2001). Functional behavioral assessment and children with autism: Working as a team. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 16(4), 228–31. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.libauth.purdueglobal.e…
Shelton, T. (2016). Practical strategies for supporting young learners with autism spectrum disorder. Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.libauth.purdueglobal.e…
- Please read Chapter 6: “Addressing Behavioral Concerns”
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) developed the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5), which is used as a standard reference for healthcare providers to diagnose mental and behavioral conditions, including autism spectrum disorder. The resource in this unit will provide information specifically about the application of this criteria for ASD.
Morris, Barry K. (n.d.). Positive behavior support. Autism Help. Retrieved from http://www.autism-help.org/intervention-positive-b…