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Insights to Behavior makes collecting ABC data easy.

As an assessment tool, ABC data collection should be used as the foundation of a positive behavior intervention plan. The ABC data form involves tracking three things: 

  • Antecedent – the event or activity immediately preceding the problem behavior
  • Behavior – the observed behavior
  • Consequences – the event that happens as a response to the behavior

The ABC chart organizes information so that all of the relevant information of multiple instances of behavior events can be easily analyzed. The student’s learning environment can be modified according to the data so that antecedents for good behavior can become routine while antecedents for bad behavior are avoided.

Having ABC data is crucial for finding patterns in behavior and developing an effective hypothesis statement, as it is a functional assessment tool that uses direct observation of the student in a learning environment.

But keeping track of ABC data shouldn’t disrupt the classroom—that’s why Insights to Behavior has made collecting ABC data so easy. 

We start the process by identifying the target behavior, and then we provide easy checklists or boxes online to identify: 

Specific behavior description Write an operation definition Frequency of the behavior Intensity Settings and Locations Setting events Common antecedents or triggers Consequences 

  • Specific behavior description
  • Write an operation definition
  • Frequency of the behavior
  •  Intensity
  • Settings and Locations
  • Setting events
  • Common antecedents or trigger
  • Consequences

By optimizing data collection, behavior can be tracked seamlessly in the classroom. The data will be consistently high-quality, helping to create high-quality positive behavior intervention plans. 

Want to see what a positive behavior intervention plan looks like with Insights? Check out our example. 

Download a sample Behavior Intervention Plan.