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An operational definition provides clarity that ensures accurate data collection. Everyone collecting data must know whether the behavior occurs. A definition that lacks precision leads to inaccurate data and uncertainty of the effectiveness of interventions.

This course covers the basics of constructing a clear definition and provides examples of operational definitions for:

  • Escape or Avoidance Behaviors
  • Access to Tangible Behaviors
  • Access to Attention Behaviors
  • Aggression
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Non-Compliance
  • Flopping
  • Eloping
  • Tantrum
  • Crying/Screaming
  • Swearing
  • Throwing

When you’re finished, take our course Crafting a Well-Written Behavior Intervention Plan to put these definitions to use!

Course Instructor

Amelia Dalphonse Amelia Dalphonse Author

Amelia is a BCBA working with children and young adults with autism. She has been working in the field since 2009 and has worked in a variety of settings including homes, schools, the community and clinics. She previously taught young children in a variety of settings including Head Start. She has a passion for helping children and families reach their full potential.

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