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In ABA, we talk a lot about the events that precede and follow target behaviors. An antecedent is something that happens immediately before a behavior. Identifying and modifying antecedents allows us to help shape our children’s behavior to be more adaptive and effective!
What are the 4 functions of behavior in ABA? This article explains what is meant by function of behavior, how to identify the four functions (escape, attention, tangible, sensory), and answer frequently asked questions!