This is a must have product for changing student’s behavior through contingency behavior mapping and ABC (Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence) data collection to determine the function of the student’s behavior. This product is simple to use and enforce for consistency and to ensure fidelity.
Students with autism will most likely have deficits in communication. Because of this lack in communication skills, they often have problem behaviors that can range from mild to severe. If the communication skills were increased, problem behaviors would more than likely decrease in severity and frequency. Problem behaviors usually function to gain attention and to escape an unwanted task or situation. It is imperative as teachers, parents, and other personnel that work with these problem behaviors, that we teach replacement behaviors that serve the same function as the problem behavior. It is also important to determine what the function of the problem behavior is. This can be done by collecting data on ABC cards. (antecedent, behavior, consequence) Page 4-5
Pairing visual pictures that map out the antecedent (what happens behavior the problem behavior) the problem behavior, then a consequence for that behavior and then pairing it with the antecedent, the replacement behavior and a positive consequence is an effective tool in visually teaching students what may happen if they choose the problem behavior or if they choose the replacement behavior path.
It is important to verbally prompt the student for both choices in the contingency behavior maps, then praise the student if they make the appropriate choice. If the student fails to make the appropriate choice, then they will have to accept the consequence they have chosen. Pages 7-18
Included in this product are:
*ABC cards that you can check off the appropriate boxes for the antecedent (what comes before the behavior) behavior, and consequence Pages 4-5
*Contingency behavior maps with the antecedent, specific behavior, and consequences. Pages 7-18
Template for interactive contingency maps with interactive choices Pages 20-21
*Board maker symbols for feelings, behaviors, consequences (180 symbols) Pages 22-27
*Reinforcement menu Page 29
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