Behavioral Intervention Essay
If the intervention strategies set up for Jackson are not successful in controlling his screaming outburst when he is angry, does not get his way, does not want to do something or wants to be left alone then other intervention strategies will have to be addressed. In order to know if this is necessary the teacher should monitor and record Jackson’s behavior and record any screaming outburst each day. She should also keep a detailed record of exactly what was going on in the classroom and around Jackson before the outburst took place and the events that followed. It should also be noted how the situation with Jackson was brought back into a calm situation. This should be done for at least 3 months and then the data studied. If Jackson does not show at least 30% improvement in that timeframe then other intervention strategies should be discussed.
If the need for other intervention strategies does arise then there will first need to be a meeting with all teachers and other staff, therapist, or counselors that are familiar with Jackson and also his parents, Jackson should also attend the meeting. Everything discussed at the meeting will need to be recorded and everyone attending the meeting including Jackson’s parents will need to sign.
Everyone at the meeting should give their input on Jackson, his behavior and if any progress has been made. Everyone should also give their suggestions on the next intervention strategies that should occur. It would be my suggestion that the next steps in Jackson;s intervention be as follows:
1) Allow Jackson to make a sign that shows an angry face. This should be made using a paper plate that is cut into the shape of a face, Jackson will be allowed to draw and color the face any way he would like and then attach it to a popcicle stick so that he can hold it up in front of his face when he is angry instead of screaming.