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Describes baseline data collected, the dependent variable, and the independent variable.

• Graphing data is the way that a behavior analyst determines if there is progress, regression or no movement of the data.o You will compare the baseline data to the treatment data to see if there was a change because of the independent variable that was applied in the treatment condition.o This will give the behavior analyst an indication if the treatment plan is working or not.• If there has been success with the treatment plan, the behavior analyst would continue the current treatment plan.• You will need to evaluate your treatment plan each week utilizing your graph.• If there is no improvement for 2 weeks, then the treatment plan should be changed.o A behavior plan is a work in progress.o If something doesn’t work, you need to change it and see if the next treatment strategy works.o Change the reinforcer if your behavior has not changed and see if that motivates you.o But only change one variable at a time so you can see what is really controlling your behavior.• Continue working on the method section of your behavior program.Don’t change anything until I have a chance to review it and give you feedback.Graph• This unit you will create a graph using either Excel or Open Office.• On page 149 (Cooper, Heron, Heward, 2007) left side in the middle, under “Constructing graphs with computer software”, you will find a link at the bottom of that section ( (Links to an external site.)) that you can go to and learn how to create a graph in Excel.• If you don’t have Excel, then you can download Open Office free and it has a program similar to Excel.Method• Describes baseline data collected, the dependent variable, and the independent variable. Describe completely how the independent variable was implemented. You should include the following items in the method section:o Target Behavior: physical exercise is participating in one or more of the following: walking, running, swimming, racquetball, basketball, or soccer.o Data collection will consist of the duration of physical exercise that the person engages in each day. Ideally, you should collect a week of baseline data before you implement any treatment strategies.o Treatment strategy: Subject will participate in physical exercise from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. This will be put in the person’s schedule. A specific place will be determined where the physical exercise will be done.o Criterion: Subject will engage in physical exercise for 60 minutes per day 5 days a week.o Help in determining a criterion—Depending upon the baseline level of physical exercise would help in determining what criterion to set. If the subject isn’t exercising at all during the day, then 30 minutes a day would be a good start. If the subject is already exercise 30 minutes a day, double it to 60 minutes per day. This criterion could either be set per day, or you could use an average of the data over the week (e.g., average of 30 minutes per day all week).o Reinforcers: Create a list of reinforcers that the client can choose from for earning the criterion for the week (e.g., go out with friends, make a special dinner for yourself, put some money in a savings account that you can use for a big reinforcer, etc.) These must be true reinforcers, increase behavior that they follow. The client must have the ability to access the reinforcer so that he/she will be motivated to continue with the behavior plan. Set the criterion so that the client can have success, but don’t make it easy to do, the client needs to stretch some.o You will need to evaluate the treatment plan each week utilizing the raw data and a graph of the data. A behavior plan is a work in progress. If something doesn’t work, it is changed and continues to assess the plan. To tweak the treatment strategies another aspect may be added to it. Example, if the client is not exercising alone, add someone else to exercise with each day.o A final line graph of all of the data from your core assessment will be included in your core assessment.