Motivation Assessment Scale (MAS) - English Bundle

By V. Mark Durand and Daniel B. Crimmins

Format: Contains one Administration Guide and one set of 25 forms
Price: $79.00

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Description

The MAS English Bundle includes:

  • the Motivation Assessment Scale Administration Guide in English
  • 25 Motivation Assessment Scale forms in English

About the MAS

The Motivation Assessment Scale (MAS)© is designed to help with a language impaired person’s problem behaviors. An understanding of the person’s motivations becomes a guide for interventions such as restructuring the environment or teaching that person skills for fulfilling personal needs in a more effective and productive way. The emphasis is on understanding, respecting and facilitating the person successfully negotiating the environment.

The Motivation Assessment Scale

  • A powerful tool to respond effectively to behavior
  • Quickly assesses motivation, a function of problem behavior
  • Improves Positive Behavioral Interventions
  • Research-based, tested, and validated
  • Easy to administer in educational and institutional settings
  • Used by psychologists and teachers since 1988


Table of Contents

MAS Administration Guide

INTRODUCTION
  • Obstacles to Positive Intervention
  • The MAS
  • About Our Terminology

BACKGROUND

  • Why Ask Why?
  • How Big a Problem?
  • Some Reasons Why
    •  Social Attention
    •  Tangibles
    •  Escape
    •  Sensory Feedback
    •  Multiple Motivations
    •  Other Influences
  • Being Consistent

THE MOTIVATION ASSESSMENT SCALE

  • Item Selection
  • Individual Item Descriptions
  • The Use Of Other Assessment Methods

ADMINISTRATION

  • Using the MAS with Raters
  • Using the MAS as an Interview Tool
  • Completing the MAS
    • Behavior Description
      • Frequent Behaviors
      • Infrequent Behaviors
    • Setting Description
    • Rating the Items
  • Scoring Procedure

SCORE INTERPRETATION

  • Close Scores/Ties
  • Obstacles to Clear Interpretation

TREATMENTS AND INTERVENTIONS

  • Setting Changes
  • Teaching Alternative Behaviors
  • Identifying Effective Reinforcers
  • Trouble-Shooting

RESEARCH ON THE MAS

  • Reliability
  • Factor Structure
  • Validity
  • Treatment Design
  • The MAS Compared to Unstructured Verbal Report
  • Related Research

REFERENCES

APPENDIX:  MOTIVATION ASSESSMENT SCALE

INDEX



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