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  • Writer's pictureAtlantic Autism Services, Inc


Updated: Mar 23, 2021

What are the ABC's of Behavior?

  • ANTECEDENT - An event that occurs immediately before a behavior.

  • BEHAVIOR - An observable and measurable action

  • CONSEQUENCE - A response that follows a behavior

Why do we use ABC data?

  1. When analyzing the antecedent and the consequences that influence a behavior, you are more likely to discover a pattern.

  2. The information that is collected is used to create a hypothesis about the function of the behavior.

  3. Once a function is determined then a plan can be created to teach and reinforce replacement behaviors that are functionally equivalent.

For more information: ABCs of Assessment

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