Academic journal article The Behavior Analyst Today

Rolider, A., & Axelrod, S. (2000) How to Teach Self-Control through Trigger Analysis

Academic journal article The Behavior Analyst Today

Rolider, A., & Axelrod, S. (2000) How to Teach Self-Control through Trigger Analysis

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ROLIDER, A., & AXELROD, S. (2000) HOW TO TEACH SELF-CONTROL THROUGH TRIGGER ANALYSIS. AUSTIN, TEXAS: PRO-ED.

How to Teach Self -Control Through Trigger Analysis (henceforth Trigger Analysis) is one of 16 books in Pro-Ed's "How to Manage Behavior Series" edited by R. Vance and Marilyn Hall. It is written by Rolider and Axelrod for individuals (e.g., parents, therapists, teachers, students) who work with school-aged children displaying inappropriate behaviors, but the information can be generalized for use with preschoolers or adolescents as well. This current 66page edition of Trigger Analysis is an updated form of the first edition written 15 years ago. It represents Rolider and Axelrod's continued commitment to the application of science-based behavior-change techniques for improving the experienced of school-aged children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The content of Trigger Analysis includes an introduction to the distinction between respondent and operant behavior; descriptions of common triggers that evoke inappropriate behavior among school-aged children, setting events; procedures for conducting a trigger analysis; and guidelines for using analysis data for teaching self-control and alternative behavior. Each segment of content is supported by specific examples based on the wealth of experience that both authors bring to this work. As appendixes to the book, the reader is provided with four forms that can be used in application of the trigger analysis procedures. …

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