As you complete the discussion and assignment this week, reflect back on ESE645: Lesson Design for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities. In this course, you created SMART goals for academics. Think about how you could use the same principles of SMART goal creation for behavior. Use this week’s article, S.M.A.R.T. Behavior Change Outcome Objectives (Links to an external site.), to help you.

For this discussion, you will be reviewing your observation recordings from the first discussion in Week Four and providing a hypothesis on why the observed behavior occurred.

Initial Post: Post an initial response that addresses the following areas:

  • Attach the three observation forms completed from the first discussion in Week Four (Data Collection).
  • First, in one paragraph, summarize the antecedent, behavior, and consequence conditions from all three observations.
  • Next, in one paragraph, describe the function of behavior (attention, escape, access/control, sensory/stimulation) and rationale for the choice.



Cohen, L. G., & Spenciner, L. J. (2009). Teaching students with mild and moderate disabilities: Research-based practices (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. 

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