The purpose of the Behavior Modification Project is to demonstrate competency with the concepts and terminology presented in the readings and lectures. For starters, you will need to come up with a behavior that will be the focus. It will be necessary to

The purpose of the Behavior Modification Project is to demonstrate competency with the concepts and terminology presented in the readings and lectures. For starters, you will need to come up with a behavior that will be the focus. It will be necessary to clear the proposal with the instructor before setting out on your assignment.
The following is an outline to guide you in your project from the origin to the completion.
I. Description of the Behavior
A. Topography (What the behavior looks like, sounds like, etc.) 
B. Frequency (How often it occurs per day, week, etc)
C. Duration (How long the behavior lasts when it occurs)
D. Intensity (magnitude of the behavior)
II. Ecological Analysis (How does each of the following affect the behavior?) 
A. Medication
B. Sleep Cycles
C. Eating Routines
D. Physical Environment
E. Interpersonal Environment
F. Programming Environment (activities and learning opportunities
engaged in)
G. What outcomes are monitored by staff(e.g., frequency, intensity of of behavior, skills learned)?
III. Antecedent Analysis
A. Time of the Day
B. Setting
C. With whom is the behavior most likely to occur?
D. What activity (s) is most likely to produce the behavior?
IV. Function of the Undesirable Behavior 
A. Areas to consider
1. Specify the behavior
2. What the person gets from the behavior
3. What the person avoids from the behavior
V. Reinforcement Analysis
A. Activities and events the person requests most often
B. Person (s) having most control over the person’s behavior 
C. What reinforcement is most effective?
VI. Teaching Strategies
A. Guidelines in working with the person; activities engaged in throughout the day
B. Strategies used to redirect the individual when the target behavior occurs
VII. A. Identification of incompatible behaviors to reinforce 
VIII A. Specify recording technique (s)
B. Graphs to accompany data recording sheet

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