Increasing Academic Engagement through Focused Antecedent Modification

Maureen Short


This article reviews the functional behavior assessment steps followed to develop interventions designed to decreasechallenging behavior in the classroom. The implementation of antecedent based interventions generated from datagathered through interviews and observations addressed off-task, call outs and other challenging classroom behaviors.The interventions helped the student learn appropriate replacement behavior that resulted in a decrease in challengingbehavior. A discussion and description of the step by step process of developing and implementing an effectiveantecedent based intervention to address disruptive behavior triggered by the demand of academic tasks is presented.

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Journal of Curriculum and Teaching

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