Associate Professor Amanda Richdale
Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University
The intervention is the dependent variable.
We do not want to change our practice. Rather, we want to administer and measure the outcomes of our intervention in a systematic way.
Determine the intervention that you will provide, with careful consideration of:
- The context in which the intervention will be delivered
- The nature of the intervention
- The consistency of the intervention
- The frequency, intensity, and duration of the intervention
Now that you have defined your dependent (target behaviour) and independent (intervention) variables, plot them on a graph. If possible, collect real-life data for the client you are working with and plot these data points on the graph.