Description of the Strategy

Self-monitoring is an assessment and intervention technique that has been widely used over the past several decades in the treatment of children. Self-monitoring, along with self-evaluation and self-reinforcement, is considered one form of self-control or self-regulation. Self-monitoring can be defined as a child's assessment of whether or not a target behavior occurred, followed by a self-recording of the event. In effect, the child must observe occurrences of his or her own behavior and then record the occurrences of the behavior upon a self-monitoring device. Self-monitoring is characterized by frequent data collection, typically in the form of self-graphing or the completion of checklists. It is a desirable assessment and intervention technique because it is considerably less intrusive than other ...

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