In a behavior modification program, several steps are taken in order to first understand and assess the behavior of a person, and then the next stage is to create a proper program by which this behavior can be rectified and corrected. The first step of the program is to assess the behavior of a certain target. In order to create a thorough assessment, it is important for the person to describe such a behavior. There are certain patterns that tend to develop when behavioral changes begin to occur in a person, so keep a proper observation chart in order to identify any patterns.
Information would include the location of the changes in behavior, the time, frequency, etc. All of these things need to be noted down in to one place so that the information collected can be utilized properly. Secondly, when writing down the data for a behavior modification program, it is extremely important to make sure that you do not go in to theories. Everything that is observed should be noted down exactly as it is, and the observant should make sure that present tense is used in order to include the precise details.
Once the assessment is complete, the next step that you need to take is to identify a baseline. You should know that modification of behavior is all about bringing about a real change, which cannot occur unless a basic boundary has been set. Set a baseline, in order to check whether your intervention worked or not. Make sure you do not rely on memory, as that can be easily flawed. Write everything down in detail so that you can extract information from it later on. After this, the program should be implemented in order to see whether the behavioral changes have actually occurred or not.
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