Discussion Topic?

Throughout this course, many opportunities are available to post an initial response to a Discussion topic as well as to respond to your classmates’ responses. After you have completed the Reading, and without reviewing your classmates’ responses, post your initial response to the following Discussion. Your post should be at least 300–350 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources. After you have submitted your initial post, review some of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your classmates. Please review the Discussion Board Participation Rubric under Course Resources.

Chaining and/or shaping procedures often are used to develop new behaviors in a client. For this part of the Discussion, describe how these procedures work and how they are different from one another. Then, choose an activity of daily life and discuss how you would use these procedures to develop the behavior in a client. In your post, make sure to break down the behavior into manageable steps.

Next, discuss the use of group contingencies in modifying behavior. Make sure to name and define each of the three types, and then provide an example of how a group contingency might be used in a setting to change group behavior.