Implementation of a single comprehensive function-based intervention across multiple classrooms for a high school student

Denise K. Whitford, Carl J. Liaupsin, John Umbreit, Jolenea B. Ferro

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Abstract

A comprehensive function-based intervention was developed to address the chronic, high levels of off-task behavior by a 15-year-old ninth grade Caucasian male with learning disabilities and ADHD. A descriptive FBA identified that the student's off-task behavior was reinforced by peer attention and task avoidance. Intervention involved the collaborative development of a single, comprehensive intervention that was implemented sequentially across three classes. When implemented, the intervention produced consistently high levels of on-task behavior in each class. Social validity data supported the acceptability of the comprehensive intervention. High levels of treatment integrity showed staff could collaborate and implement a comprehensive intervention. Implications and directions for further research are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-167
Number of pages21
JournalEducation and Treatment of Children
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 11 2013

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Behavior disorders
  • Function-based assessment
  • Function-based intervention
  • High school
  • Single-subject

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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