4.8 Reason #3: Increased Effectiveness Part 2

The statement by the first analyst provides essential information for understanding and intervening effectively:

  • We are describing a repeated behavior pattern in a clear manner; we know more about how he will respond.
  • We are basing our explanation in terms of past events, giving us confidence that the target for escalation may be more than a specific person. 
  • We can be on the lookout for other behaviors and triggers for aggression to identify a response class that shares the maintaining reinforcer of avoid and escape.
  • When we make the case for specific interventions, other behavior analysts will understand why we advocate a particular response procedure and they will agree and support more rapidly.

In the past, when someone interrupts his outbursts, he responds by aggressing toward the person closest to him.

Analyst #1

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