For this Assignment, you will again use the concepts you have
learned in the course to analyze cases. While you should rely primarily on the
textbook readings, if you include other outside research, it must be from
peer-reviewed behavior analytic journals. The case studies are located in the
Course Documents area.
After reviewing each case study, write out the answers to the
following questions for each case:
Case 1: The Case of Brenda
1.Provide the rationale
for the behavior analyst’s selection of behavior chaining to help Brenda.
2.Discuss the main
components of chaining and describe three common chaining procedures. Which
would you select for Brenda and why?
3.Suppose that Brenda
was having difficulty mastering an aspect of the behavior chain. What could the
behavior analyst do to help with the mastery of this component of the chain?
Also, discuss the two ways that mastery of a unit of behavior may be assessed.
Case 2: The Case of Mrs. Riley
1.Discuss the rationale
for the behavior analyst’s recommendation of a token economy system to help
Mrs. Riley with her class.
2.Explain the six steps
in forming a token economy and the rationale for each step.
3.Discuss the role of
tokens and back-up reinforcers in the token economy system. How does each work
to modify behavior? Using the case study, identify the token and back-up
reinforcer. Bonus: What is the concern with the token selection in this case?
Your total Assignment must be between 2–4 pages in 12-point
font. Please be sure to use proper APA format for all sources used. Direct
quoting of sources should be kept to a minimum. For additional help, refer to
the APA Quick Reference on the Course Resources Page or to the Writing Center.
Submitting Your Assignment
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