Explain how you plan to implement all four components of habit reversal with this client. Include a specific competing response.

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Summarize a concept, theory, or research
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In this assignment, you will play the role of a Behavior Analyst working with a family in the home setting. You have already conducted your interview with the family and have conducted the Functional Behavior Assessment for the behaviors identified in the referral (See Referral Form and Brief Summary of the Functional Behavior Assessment). You are ready to begin your intervention plan, but you need to get the parents approval first. In a meeting with the parents, you describe your behavior intervention plan and provide a rationale for your intervention choices. You will prepare a narrated PowerPoint that covers the following topics:

Behavior Excess for Decrease: Skin Picking

1. Define the target behavior by writing a 12 sentence operational definition that meets all of the following criteria:

Observable
Passes the Dead Mans test and the stranger test
Uses no labels or hypothetical constructs
2. Explain the difference between habit behaviors and behaviors controlled by social reinforcers.

3. Explain how you plan to implement all four components of habit reversal with this client. Include a specific competing response.

4. Explain why you expect this procedure to be effective, including a description of the applicable behavioral principles that explain why habit procedures work to reduce habit behaviors.

Behavior Deficits for Increase: The Mand and the Tact

1. Begin by explaining to the parents the difference between the behavioral view of language and the cognitive view of language. Accurately represent the behavioral view of how language is learned.

2. Define the two verbal operants you plan to teach, i.e., the mand and the tact. Clearly differentiate between the two by providing examples for the parents. Your definitions should include the controlling antecedents and consequences for each verbal operant.

3. Identify which verbal operant you will teach first and explain your rationale for this choice.

4. Explain your procedures for teaching each verbal operant. Include details of what a typical teaching session would look like.

In your description of how you will teach a mand, identify:

A specific mand to teach

How you will set up the relevant motivating operation

A description of how you will use shaping to teach the new verbal operant

Include how you will prompt and differentially reinforce the mand (identifying the reinforcement to be used).

How you will fade your prompts

In your description of how you will teach a tact, identify:

A specific tact to teach

How you will set up the relevant discriminative stimuli

A description of how you will use shaping to teach the new verbal operant

Include how you will prompt and differentially reinforce the tact (identifying the reinforcement to be used).

How you will fade your prompts