Self Injurious Behaviour

As part of the requirements for this course, you will complete a research paper on a behavior of interest to you. In your Unit 5 discussion, you identified your topic and got your instructor’s approval. In this unit, complete your research and evaluate the methodologies used to define the behavior, the ways in which that behavior is measured in the ABA field, and the treatment methodologies and experimental designs utilized to treat that behavior. You must synthesize the findings of at least five recent journal articles in your final paper. Be sure to address all components in the scoring guide for distinguished work.

Assignment Requirements

Your assignment should meet the following requirements:

Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style guidelines.
Resources: A minimum of five scholarly or professional resources.
Length: 5–10 double-spaced pages, including title page and references.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.
SafeAssign: You are required to use SafeAssign before submitting the completed assignment to your instructor. Submit your work to SafeAssign as a draft, review the results, and make any needed changes. When you are ready, submit your assignment to the assignment area for grading.
Refer to the Applied Behavior Analysis Research and Application Scoring Guide to ensure you understand the grading criteria for this assignment.

Note: Your instructor may also use the APA Writing Feedback Rubric to provide additional feedback on your academic writing and provide you with helpful resources to improve your writing. You are encouraged to evaluate your own work using this rubric. Refer to the Learner Guide for instructions on viewing instructor feedback.

n the Unit 10 assignment, you will evaluate a target behavior of interest to you. You will research and evaluate the methodologies used to define the behavior, the ways in which that behavior is measured in the field, and the treatment methodologies and experimental designs utilized to treat that behavior. You must synthesize the findings of at least five recent journal articles in your work.

For this discussion, write and submit a statement describing the behavior you intend to research. Your instructor will review your statement and either approve your selected topic or consult with you to help you select another.

You must describe a target behavior that has a foundation of research in ABA SSD. Be sure to select a topic that has a foundation of research sufficient to provide you with a minimum of five recent journal articles in the assignment in Unit 10.

Then, search through the ABA literature and locate one study that is on your chosen topic for the Unit 10 assignment. Summarize the study using the criteria for the assignment.

Describe subjects and settings.
Describe the design and discuss internal, external, and social validity.
Describe the treatments and identify strengths and limitations of the treatments.
Provide an overall conclusion and discuss potential areas for future research.
Provide a visual analysis of the results of the graph, utilizing the terms trend, variability, stability, and level.
Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to one. Your response should be substantive and demonstrate your understanding of the material. What aspects of the post do you like or agree with? Are there areas that are not clear? Did the post spark questions that you would like to ask your peer? In this, and in all of your courseroom posts, be sure to keep your tone scholarly, respectful, and professional.

Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

Describe subjects and settings of one article reviewed.
Describe the design of the study.
Evaluate the treatment used in the study.
Conclude overall findings of the study reviewed.
Provide a visual analysis of the results of the graph.

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