4.9 Reason #3: Increased Effectiveness Part 3

The statement by the second analyst hinders effectiveness:

  • The explanation of behavior given in future events distracts from what we can or have observed. 
  • We are led to erroneously believe that the target of escalation is a specific person and might overlook that others might be a target (and possibly even cause harm). 
  • In deciding what other information to explore, our options are now limited as to whether we should do more exploratory interviewing or observing.
  • When we make recommendations for specific interventions, other behavior analysts will likely not understand why we advocate a particular response procedure and be more likely to disagree and dismiss it.

He acts out in order to manipulate his caregiver.

Analyst #2

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