Project #155320 - Replacement Behavior for Chad

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Due By (Pacific Time) 11/20/2016 12:00 am

For this assignment, use the case study "Chad" on pages 133–134 of Functional Assessment.

The function of Chad's challenging behavior has been hypothesized to be positive reinforcement. In the limited information provided in the text, he appears to obtain teacher attention following the challenging behavior.

To complete the assignment:

  1. Identify an appropriate replacement behavior for Chad that is incompatible with or an alternative to his challenging behavior.
  2. Develop an intervention plan that matches the function of Chad's behavior by:
    • Altering the antecedents and consequences for challenging behavior.
    • Altering the antecedents and consequences for appropriate behavior.
  3. Explain how your intervention plan matches the function of Chad's challenging behavior, using the unit readings or other scholarly resource to support your rationale.

Based on the information provided in the text regarding Chad's behavior, if Chad lived during the time when autism was thought to be a neurotic condition, what type of intervention or treatment might he have received? Explain what you would expect to be the outcome of that intervention or treatment.

Other Assignment Requirements

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Format: Use current APA 6th edition style and formatting guidelines.
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Length: 2–3 pages minimum, double-spaced.
  • References: A sufficient number of scholarly sources.

Info can come from these materials:



Bailey, J., & Burch, M. (2011). Ethics for behavior analysts (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415880305.

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780131421134.

Companion Web Site

Applied behavior analysis. (2010). (2nd ed.). Available at Note: The Cooper, Heron, and Heward textbook will be required throughout the Applied Behavior Analysis program.


The following required readings are provided for you in the Capella University Library or linked directly in this course. To find library resources, use the Journal and Book Locator tool found on the library home page.

Cuvo, A. J. (1992). Gentle teaching: On the one hand . . . but on the other hand. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis25(4), 873–877.

Horner, R. H., Dunlap, G., Koegel, R. L., Carr, E. G., Sailor, W., Anderson, J., . . . O'Neill, R. E. (1990). Toward a technology of "nonaversive" behavioral support. Journal of the Association for the Severely Handicapped15(3), 124–132. Reprinted in 2005 in Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities30(1), 3–10.

Iwata, B. A. (1988). The development and adoption of controversial default technologies. The Behavior Analyst11(2), 149–157.

Jacobs, H. E. (1991). Ya shoulda, oughta, wanna, or, laws of behavior and behavioral community research. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis24(4), 641–644.

Linscheid, T. R., Iwata, B. A., Ricketts, R. W., Williams, D. E., & Griffin, J. C. (1990). Clinical evaluation of the self-injurious behavior inhibiting system (SIBIS). Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis23(1), 53–78.

Sajwaj, T. (1977). Issues and implications of establishing guidelines for the use of behavioral techniques. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis10(3), 531–540.

Stolz, S. B. (1977). Why no guidelines for behavior modification? Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis10(3), 541–547.

Tanner, B. A., & Zeiler, M. (1975). Punishment of self-injurious behavior using aromatic ammonia as the aversive stimulus. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis8(1), 53–57.

Van Houten, R. V., Axelrod, S., Bailey, J. S., Favell, J. E., Foxx, R, M., Iwata, B. A., & Lovaas, O. I. (1988). The right to effective behavioral treatment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis11(2), 111–114.

Wolf, M. M. (1978). Social validity: The case for subjective measurement, or how applied behavior analysis is finding its heart. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis11(2), 203–214.

Internet Resources

Association for Behavior Analysis International. (1989). Statement on the right to effective behavioral treatment, 1989. Retrieved from,-1989.aspx

Association for Behavior Analysis International. (1990). Statement on students' right to effective education, 1990. Retrieved from,-1990.aspx

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (n.d.). BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts. Retrieved from


The following optional materials are offered to provide you with a better understanding of the topics in this course. These materials are not required to complete the course.

Optional Books

Use the Journal and Book Locator tool to see if the library has access to the book or the How Do I Find Books? library guide for additional options.

Bailey, J., & Burch, M. (2010). 25 essential skills and strategies for professional behavior analysts: Expert tips for maximizing consulting effectiveness. New York, NY: Routledge.

Bailey, J., & Burch, M. (2010). 25 essential skills and strategies for professional behavior analysts: Expert tips for maximizing consulting effectiveness. New York, NY: Routledge.

Jacobson, J. W., Foxx, R. M., & Mulick, J. A. (2005). Controversial therapies for developmental disabilities: Fad, fashion, and science in professional practice. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erbaum.

Kesey, K. (1962). One flew over the cuckoo's nest. New York, NY: Penguin.

Miltenberger, R. G. (2012). Behavior modification: Principles and procedures (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Rivera, G. (1972). Willowbrook: A report on how it is and why it doesn't have to be that way. New York, NY: Vintage Books.

Optional Articles

Use Journal and Book Locator to see if the library has access to the full text of an article. If the full text is not available, try using Interlibrary Loan to obtain a copy.


Bannerman, D. J., Sheldon, J. B., Sherman, J. A., & Harchik, A. E. (1990). Balancing the right to habilitation with the right to personal liberties: The rights of people with developmental disabilities to eat too many doughnuts and take a nap. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis23(1), 79–89.

Lindsey, P. (1996). The right to choose: Informed consent in the lives of adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities31(3), 171–176.

Montee, B. B., Miltenberger, R. G., Wittrock, D., Watkins, N., Rheinberger, A., & Stackhaus, J. (1995). An experimental analysis of facilitated communication. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis28(2), 189–200.

Shermer, M. (2002, August 12). Smart people believe in weird things. Scientific American.

Spreat, S. (1982). Weighing treatment alternatives: Which is less restrictive? Woodhaven Center E & R Technical Report82-11(1).

Stein, T. J. (1975). Some ethical considerations of short-term workshops in the principles and methods of behavior modification. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis8(1), 113–115.

Optional Internet Resources

Please note that URLs change frequently. While the URLs were current when this course was designed, some may no longer be valid. If you cannot access a specific link, contact your instructor for an alternative URL. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Retrieved from

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2010). BCBA & BCaBA behavior analyst task list – third edition: Content area 1: Ethical considerations. Retrieved from

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2010). Behavior analyst certification board guidelines for responsible conduct for behavior analysts. Retrieved from

Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (n.d.). BACB ethics app. Retrieved from

National Association of Retarded Children. (1972, Fall). Sunland committee report on resident abuse. In Record: Residential services newsletter (pp. 2–3). Arlington, TX: Author. Retrieved from

NIH Office of Extramural Research. (n.d.). Protecting human research participants. Retrieved from

Office of Human Research Protections. (n.d.). Human subject assurance training. Retrieved from

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Human Research Protections. (2009). Human subjects research (45 CFR 46). Retrieved from

World Medical Association. (1964, June). WMA declaration of Helsinki: Ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects. Retrieved from

Optional Audiovisual Media

Douglas, M., & Zaentz, S. (Producers), & Forman, M. (Director). (1975). One flew over the cuckoo's nest [Motion picture]. USA: United Artists.


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