1. Baseline Data Collection. In week 4, candidates collected  baseline data for the social behavior identified for a minimum of one week with a minimum of five data points. The data should clearly indicate that the behavior, if left without intervention, will continue. In addition to recording data candidates will also keep a reflective journal of their experiences daily for a minimum of 5 days. Explain what the student is doing, the intensity of the behavior, your thoughts on how the proposed intervention will change the behavior or whether the behavior intervention should be modified.
  2. Provide a defensible stability statement. Write a statement of stability (state how baseline data was collected and if the behavior was consistent). This shows that the targeted behavior is continuous. Example: Joshua was observed for 40 minutes a day, for ten days.  Over these ten days, his work was checked for completion at the end of the 40 minutes. The collected data consists of the percentage of completion for each assignment, which identifies a stable baseline because, while it may fluctuate a little, the data remains in a tight range.  While Day 3 shows the highest percentage of completed work, it still shows that he is not completing even half of his work in the given 40 minutes.  This data clearly identifies baseline stability and defines the need for intervention in an effort to increase Joshua’s on-task behavior.