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Throughout this course, many opportunities are available to post an initial response to a Discussion topic as well as to respond to your classmates’ responses. After you have completed the Reading, and without reviewing your classmates’ responses, post your initial response to the following Discussion. Your post should be at least 300–350 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources. After you have submitted your initial post, review some of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your classmates. Please review the Discussion Board Participation Rubric under Course Resources.

This week’s Discussion has two parts. For the first part, choose one of the common misconceptions about behaviorism/ABA that you read about in the introduction this week. Why does this misconception exist? Imagine that a potential client is questioning you about this misconception. In your main post, explain how you would address your client’s concern. Make sure to support your argument by presenting the appropriate behavior theory.

Next, consider the nine steps that one should use to set up a self-management plan as outlined in your Behavior Modification text. Pick at least three of the nine steps. Summarize them. Then, discuss why these steps are an important part of a self-management plan. Try to pick different steps than your peers.

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