The purpose of single-subject designs is to allow teachers to demonstrate experimental control and intervention effects with a single child or a small group of children. Thus, these designs are ideal for classroom teachers, parents, and other teachers who want to demonstrate the effectiveness of their behavior reduction strategies.
Review the article “Single-Subject Design” and the PowerPoint presentation “Single-Subject Designs.” Also view the video, ABAB Withdrawal Designs, on how to read the collected data. Then, read Case Study Level C, Case 2 from Measuring Behavior.
In a two- to three-page paper, address the following:
a. Identify the independent variable (IV) and dependent variable (DV) from Case Study Level C, Case 2.
b. Identify the behavior that needs to be changed or treated. The behavior must be specified as clearly as possible in order for it to be reliably measured.
c. Explain how you can create a single-subject design for this student. Use key vocabulary words as part of your description.
d. Include how to read data collection charts to determine if your design is effectively managing the targeted behavior.
e. Use the data collected in the study to design an ABA change format for Rachel. Include at least three short-term, measurable goals, and one long-term measurable goal.
f. Use at least one scholarly source in addition to the textbook and the sources already provided