A simple and easy to use behavior data sheet to track the "ABCs" of behavior.
All behavior is communication! Using data collection, we can make educated guesses as to what they are trying to tell us when they engage in problem or challenging behaviors.
Research shows that behavior interventions based on the function or "goal" of a child's behavior are the most effective! Using this simple data collection sheet, you can make an educated guess as to why the child is doing what they are doing.
Do they want your attention? Do they want to get access to a preferred activity or item (i.e. recess, lunch). Or are they simply trying to avoid following a direction?
Hope this is helpful! : )