For this assignment, use the case study "Chad" on pages 133–134 of Functional Assessment.
The function of Chad's challenging behavior has been hypothesized to be positive reinforcement. In the limited information provided in the text, he appears to obtain teacher attention following the challenging behavior.
To complete the assignment:
Identify an appropriate replacement behavior for Chad that is incompatible with or an alternative to his challenging behavior.
Develop an intervention plan that matches the function of Chad's behavior by:
Altering the antecedents and consequences for challenging behavior.
Altering the antecedents and consequences for appropriate behavior.
Explain how your intervention plan matches the function of Chad's challenging behavior, using the unit readings or other scholarly resource to support your rationale.
Based on the information provided in the text regarding Chad's behavior, if Chad lived during the time when autism was thought to be a neurotic condition, what type of intervention or treatment might he have received? Explain what you would expect to be the outcome of that intervention or treatment.
Other Assignment Requirements
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Format: Use current APA 6th edition style and formatting guidelines.
Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Length: 2–3 pages minimum, double-spaced.
References: A sufficient number of scholarly sources
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