ESE 691 Behavior Management in the Classroom (Assignment)

Single-Subject Designs

The purpose of single-subject designs is to allow teachers to demonstrate experimental control and intervention effects with a single child or a small group of children. Thus, these designs are ideal for classroom teachers, parents, and others who want to demonstrate the effectiveness of their behavior reduction strategies.

Review the article “Single-Subject Design” and the PowerPoint presentation “Single-Subject Designs.” Also view the video ABAB Withdrawal Designs, on how to read the collected data. Then, read the case study Level C, Case 2 from “Measuring Behavior.”

In your paper:

  • State the independent variable (IV) and dependent variable (DV) from the case study Level C, Case 2.
  • State the behavior that needs to be changed or treated. The behavior must be specified as clearly as possible in order for it to be reliably measured.
  • Explain how you can create a single-subject design for this student. Use key terms as part of your explanation.
  • Discuss how to read data collection charts to determine if your design is effectively managing the targeted behavior.
  • Describe at least three short-term, measurable goals, and one long-term, measurable goal using the data collected in the study to design an ABA change format for Rachel.

You must support your thoughts with at least one scholarly source in addition to the text and the sources provided. Your paper should two to three pages, excluding the title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA guidelines, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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