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Self Management

Self-management generally involves activities designed to change or maintain one’s own behaviour.

In its simplest form, students are instructed to

  • observe specific aspects of their own behavior and
  • provide an objective recording of the occurrence or nonoccurrence of the observed behavior

This self-monitoring procedure involves providing a cue or prompt and having students discriminate whether they engaged in a specific behavior at the moment the cue was supplied.

An important benefit of self-management is the focus on skill building to teach students to be more independent, self-reliant, and responsible for their own classroom behaviour. By learning self-management techniques, students can become more self-directed and less dependent on external control and continuous supervision.

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