Behavior modification interventions- What you need to know
Behavior modification interventions are mainly used in order to intervene and change the behavior of a person. The changes in behavior might be caused due to a whole host of different factors, which makes it essential for the parent or the guardian to take in to account several factors before the intervention can be implemented. There are basically three different things that need to be taken in to account. The first thing to observe is the antecedent, or the cause of the behavior. This ‘triggering event’ needs to be properly observed, in order to get an idea about what forces the person to behave in such a manner.
The next thing to consider is the behavior of the person. A problematic behavior can be defined as one which does not really suit the general public, hence regarded as being undesirable. Observe the changes that need to be made, and what you can do in order to intervene. The third step is to establish the consequences of the behavior. What happens because of the behavior? Is the person affected? Is the environment affected? Such questions need to be answered in this step.
For behavior modification interventions to take place, you must first define the behavior of a person. Carefully elaborate on how the person reacts, what he does and how he does it and then describe the actions in appropriate detail. The next step is to observe for the antecedent, and write it down. Any sort of disturbing activity or noise which might have caused the behavior needs to be indicted in this phase. Then, when the consequence of the behavior has also been clarified, different interventions can be introduced in order to modify a person’s behavior and alter their way of thinking in situations.
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