Did you ever notice how hard it is to get from place to place? Is it the fact that your new location just isn't as much fun as your starting point? Is it that dawdling is its own reward? Or could it be some sort of existential crisis concerning the movement of your body through space and time as we all hurtle through space towards total entropy? This week we talk about challenging behavior around transitioning from place to place. We review a classic analysis of the function of SIB during transitions and get a glimpse into how our new computer overlords will make us all more efficient students as we move about the classroom. Invariably we wander from tangent to tangent: our favorite transition of all!
Articles discussed this episode:
Hine, J.F., Ardoin, S.P., & Foster, T.E. (2015). Decreasing transition times in elementary school classrooms: Using computer-assisted instruction to automate intervention components. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 495-510. doi: 10.1002/jaba.233
Brewer, A.T., Strickland-Cohen, K., Dotson, W., & Williams, D.C. (2014). Advance notice for transition-related problem behavior: Practice guidelines. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 117-125. doi:10.1007/s40617-014-0014-3
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