Application of Behavior Analysis in Leisure Contexts - eText
An Introductory Learning Manual
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Application of Behavior Analysis in Leisure Contexts: An Introductory Learning Manual is designed to introduce leisure and other service providers to behavior analysis and to assist them in developing and strengthening their skills in applying associated techniques.
The text contains five sections with 21 associated chapters.
The first section is devoted to examining and assessing behaviors and details ways to describe, observe, and measure behaviors.
The second section includes ways to influence behaviors by accelerating or decelerating behaviors.
In the third section, strategies are identified to help service providers teach behaviors that facilitate leisure involvement.
In the fourth section, details are provided on promoting discrimination and generalization of behaviors.
In the final section, readers are encouraged to be consistent and informed in their application of behavior analysis procedures.
The book is intended to help improve the ability of service providers to interact with people in a helpful and respectful manner and create contexts that encourage leisure engagement.
Section A: Examine and Assess Behaviors
Chapter 1: Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Chapter 2: Describe Behaviors
Chapter 3: Observe Behaviors
Chapter 4: Measure Behaviors
Chapter 5: Assess Preferences
Chapter 6: Sequence Analysis
Section B: Accelerate and Decelerate Behaviors
Chapter 7: Accelerate Behaviors: Positive Reinforcement
Chapter 8: Accelerate Behaviors: Token Economies
Chapter 9: Decelerate Behaviors: Negative Reinforcement
Chapter 10: Decelerate Behaviors: Extinction
Chapter 11: Decelerate Behaviors: Punishment
Chapter 12: Decelerate Behaviors: Withdrawal of Reinforcement
Section C: Teach Behaviors
Chapter 13: Implement Schedules of Reinforcement
Chapter 14: Shape Behaviors
Chapter 15: Chain Behaviors Together
Chapter 16: Provide Discrete Trials
Chapter 17: Develop Functional Communication
Section D: Discriminate Between and Maintain Behaviors
Chapter 18: Promote Discrimination
Chapter 19: Generalize Behaviors
Chapter Section E: Be Consistent and Informed
Chapter 20: Support Positive Behaviors
Chapter 21: Use Evidence-Based Practice