Behavior modification intervention- Brief introduction
People that suffer from developmental disorders or problems need to be treated carefully, and when it comes to curing their anomalies, it is important that a proper behavior modification intervention approach me adopted. For people who do not know, an intervention is a process by which a person tries to modify the behavior of another person by giving them a predefined circumstance and telling them how to go about. In order for an intervention to be introduced, there are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled, which have been discussed below.
Firstly, before introducing an intervention, the first thing that needs to be established is that there indeed is a behavioral problem with the person. There are various different factors which might cause a change in a person’s behavior, such as a medical condition (read: developmental disorders, etc.), cultural differences and language difficulties. Before the intervention can be put in to practice, proper care needs to be taken in order to introduce these factors, which will be important in the treatment process of the person.
After this, a proper functional analysis needs to be carried out, which will is required in order to establish what antecedents and consequences support such kind of behavior, and those which do not. Then, the behavior that you are targeting needs to be prioritized in order to decide whether it does justify intervention or not. When all of these factors have been properly analyzed, behavior modification intervention can be carried out. There are various types of interventions that can be used depending upon the type of behavior and the person itself, ranging from praise and approval, positive and negative reinforcement, and punishments too. Harsh treatment also shows progress, but only in some situations and not all, so it is important to balance the treatment properly.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ceed/publications/tipsheets/preschoolbehavior/behmod.pdf