Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Art-Based Antecedent Intervention to Support On-Task Behavior for Preschool Children with Disruptive Behavior
by Stuebe, Susan Martignetti, M.S.Psy., Purdue University Global, 2018, 41; 10837940
Abstract (Summary)

2-Shapes (Stuebe, 2017), an art-based antecedent intervention, was introduced as an intervention to regulate disruptive behaviors in this study. The researcher was interested in discovering whether this art-based antecedent activity could help manage self-regulation in a K3 student during group time. The goal of this art-based antecedent study was to provide a meaningful intervention to a child that supports self-regulation, improves self-awareness, and supports intrapersonal and interpersonal thought processes to manage changing conditions. The results of the study revealed the importance of completing a thorough Functional Behavioral Assessment followed by a Functional Analysis to understand the function of a class of disruptive behaviors exhibited by a K3 child. The interview process prior to any assessments may answer many of the questions researchers have about the function of target behaviors and should be completed thoroughly with a great deal of thought and detail. This study demonstrated the need for addressing these steps in determining an appropriate intervention. Results from a Functional Analysis performed after the data collection process determined that the function of the disruptive behavior was attention and that this intervention, if proven effective, would have been addressing the function of attention and therefore would have been an effective treatment for the identified child.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cumella, Edward, Wilson, Susan
Commitee: Cumella, Edward, Wilson, Susan
School: Purdue University Global
Department: Arts & Sciences
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-A 79/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Early childhood education, Educational psychology, Experimental psychology
Keywords: Art therapy, Art-based antecedent intervention, Disruptive behavior, Functional analysis, Functional behavior assessment, Self-regulation
Publication Number: 10837940
ISBN: 9780438155077
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