Explain why it is important to provide students with specific verbal and written praise. Why is specific praise more effective than non-specific, general praise?

  1. Explain why it is important to provide students with specific verbal and written praise. Why is specific praise more effective than non-specific, general praise?
  2. Describe how each of the following strategies can influence the behavior of students in the classroom: choice-making, contingent instructions, and criterion specific rewards. Provide specific examples.
  3. Why is it important to operationally define a target behavior before conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)? Provide an example of an operationally defined target behavior and describe how that target behavior will guide data collection.
  4. Identify basic types of data collection procedures and describe the importance of data collection as it relates to Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) in classrooms.

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