Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0009-0006-1518-3825

Date Available

4-27-2023

Year of Publication

2023

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Education

Department/School/Program

Special Education

First Advisor

Dr. Collin Shepley

Abstract

In this study, a simultaneous treatments design was used to conduct a concurrent operant analysis (COA) to evaluate the choice making behavior of one elementary aged student. The COA results were used as a possible reinforcer for one of the conditions for the intervention to increase work completion. An indirect assessment, Questions about Behavioral Function (QABF), was used identify a hypothesized function to the student’s lack of task completion behavior. The results from thee QABD were used as a possible reinforcer for one of the conditions for the intervention to increase work completion. An alternating treatments design (ATD) was used to compare the percentage of work completion between the intervention derived from the COA results, the intervention derived from the QABF results, and how normal classroom sessions were conducted (baseline). Results from the COA showed that COAs could be conducted in the school setting and lead to an interpretable outcome. The results of the ATD showed that interventions derived from a COA and a QABF lead to a higher percentage of work completion, compared to baseline.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2023.101

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