Neurodiversity and Neuroaffirmative

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Applied Behaviour Analysis

Here you'll find a list and basic summary of the articles written about Applied Behaviour Analysis. They are all listed in alphabetical order.

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Discrete Trial Training

Snippet: “Discrete Trial Training (DTT) is a method of teaching in simplified steps. Instead of teaching an entire skill in one go, the skill is broken down and “built-up” using discrete trials that teach each step one at a time (Smith, 2001).”

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Discriminative Stimulus and Stimulus Delta

Snippet: “When Behaviour Analysts talk about a correct stimulus they would call it a Discriminative Stimulus which is often shortened into just “SD” and is pronounced as “ess-dee”. An incorrect stimulus is called a...."

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Extinction Procedures

Snippet: “The principle of extinction essentially proposes that because behaviours occur for a reason i.e. they get a person something they want; that if you stop giving the person what they want after they engage in ...."

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Individual Education Plan

Snippet: “An assessment will generally form the back-bone of the IEPs development. Sometimes this assessment may simply be analysing the child’s progress within a specific academic area over the past year to identify if changes need to..."

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Multiple Exemplar Training

Snippet: “The use of multiple exemplars is an important element of any educational programme and is not limited to an Applied Behaviour Analysis intervention. Using multiple exemplars basically means..."

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Schedules of Reinforcement

Snippet: “A schedule of reinforcement is a protocol or set of rules that a teacher will follow when delivering reinforcers (e.g. tokens when using a token economy). The “rules” might state that reinforcement is given after every correct response...”

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Visual Analysis of Data

Snippet: “When running Applied Behaviour Analysis interventions, data is continuously collected on the targeted behaviours because it allows those running the programmes to identify whether interventions are working or not...”