Antecedents Antecedent or antecedents in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis is defined as anything that happens right before the behavior occurs. Often recognizing the antecedent is very hard.  Examples of antecedents can be as simple as being told no to a favorite activity or item. Other times it may be a certain person enters the room.  Other times it may not be as obvious at all. It could be as small as there is cheese on the spaghetti and they did not want cheese on the spaghetti. Determining the antecedent is important to determine the function that the behavior

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The significance of understanding the “WHY

The significance of understanding the “WHY” Many parents often wonder the “why’s” of their child’s behaviors. Why is my child throwing himself on the floor and crying when I tell him that we are going to have soup for dinner? Why even after I tell them to “STOP” my children still argue with each other in the grocery store?  One of the most used phrases in the field of ABA therapy is identifying the “function of a behavior”. Identifying the function of a person’s behavior is one of the most important parts of a behavior analysts’ job. For parents, caretakers,

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