|BASIC FUNCTIONS OF BEHAVIOR
|To Obtain / Gain Something
|To Escape Something
|► Attention (e.g., smiles, frowns, laughter, hugs, etc.)
|► Attention (e.g., avoid or get away from a person, avoid school, etc.)
|► Sensory (e.g., rocking in a seat, chewing gum, rubbing hands on clothing or wall, banging head into the floor, etc.)
|► Sensory (e.g., turning lights off, leaving a cold room, taking medication, etc.)
|► Activities or Objects (e.g., academic task, preferred activity, preferred setting, etc.)
|► Activities or Objects (e.g., independent math seat work, changes in routine, new environment, loud setting, etc.)
Behavior Doctor Seminars’ Version of the Competing Pathway Chart
(Think of the ABC's of Behavior)
|This is what sets the behavior in motion.
|This is the behavior you’d like to Target for change.
|This is what the student is gaining or escaping by engaging in the behavior.
Now you can develop a behavioral intervention plan based on the function of the behavior
(what the student is trying to gain or escape)
|Revise the Environment
|Replace the Behavior
|Reframe Your Response
|We must make changes in the environment to set the student up for success. This might be mnemonic cues, changes in seating, changes in procedures etc.
|We can’t just tell students to be good. We have to teach them what we want the replacement behavior to look like, sound like, and feel like. This can be done with video modeling, social stories, video self-modeling, peer mentoring, peer modeling etc.
|Knowing what the student is trying to gain or escape, allows us to know when to give behavior-specific praise, when to ignore, and when to implement procedures to discourage inappropriate behavior.
Here are samples that have been implemented for specific behaviors from the Behavior Doctor Website.
Triple T- Triple R Worksheet for Blurting in the Classroom
Triple T- Triple R for Student with Low Self-Esteem
Triple T- Triple R Worksheet for a student with ADHD
Triple T- Triple R Work Avoidance
Triple T triple R for A Student with Sensory Issues
Triple T – Triple R for a Student with Selective Mutism Due to Anxiety
Triple T- Triple R for an Isolated Student with no Friends
Triple T- Triple R for Student with Non-compliance
Triple T- Triple R for Student Who is Bullying Others
Triple T- Triple R for Teaching Young Students How to Calm Themselves
Triple T- Triple R for Stealing (Early Elementary)