Frequently Asked Questions About Behavior Modification

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS Eileen Bailey Health Guide March 19, 2009 What is Behavior Modification? Behavior Modification is a term used to describe a program that is set up to increase the frequency of acceptable behaviors and decrease the frequency of unacceptable behaviors.  It is normally used with a reward and consequence structure.  Positive feedback and rewards are given […]

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Homework Hell? Part II: 7 Real Techniques That Work

by James Lehman, MSW Many parents write in to EP about homework battles with their kids. They want to know what to do about a child who procrastinates or who just can’t seem to stay focused on the task at hand. This week James Lehman shares tried and true methods to get kids to sit down […]

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Introducing the acoustical support for autism

Introducing the acoustical support for autism   Article by Martha Gabler (www.autismchaostocalm.com)  The purpose of this article is to introduce you to a new type of support for children with autism: the acoustical support. Most people are familiar with adaptive equipment for children with physical disabilities such as wheel chairs, braces, and work platforms. In […]

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Grandson Has Autism, Gets Teased for Messy Eating

See how a Token Economy Reward System can help with messy eating. Please see the original post on Autism Speaks http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2014/02/28/food-thought-grandson-has-autism-gets-teased-messy-eating  

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Evidence-Based Interventions

Here is part of an article from ABAinterventions we thought was interesting.  There are more interventions on the original post located here: http://abainterventions.wikispaces.com/Evidence-Based+Interventions Token economies are a very useful group intervention when implemented correctly. One of the key elements to the token economy is to make sure the student is aware of the behavior that […]

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Video Tips on uses of a Token Economy System

Please take a look at this resource. There are many videos from Lisa Gonsalves, a Behavioral Therapist. We found them very useful and we would like to share this as a resource. Here is her bio: Lisa Gonsalves, MA Behavior Therapist Bio In her career in youth development, Lisa Gonsalves, MA, has served youth populations […]

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ADHD Behavior Management

Strategies that work By: Mary Mathew One of the biggest problems parents of children with ADHD face is how to manage their child’s behaviors. Many parents feel stressed when their child acts out at home or in public. Parents are often frustrated when they do not know how to control their children’s behaviors. Children with […]

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Strategies for Teaching Students with ASD

At Autism Partnership we have found the development and implementation of individualized token economy systems to be a powerful tool in accelerating progress for our students. Token economies have been shown to be an extremely effective contingency management system for a variety of populations. Initially, Ted Allyon used token economies to provide consequences to hospitalized […]

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Strategies for Rewarding Good Behavior

The information presented on this page was adapted from the Autism Partnership Program:  Parents and Educators Partnering to Improve Outcomes for Children and Youth with Autism (APP).  To request a complete copy of this curriculum, please visit:  http://www.autismstudy.pdx.edu/resources/parent/     Praise and social rewards may not be very valuable to a child with autism, and […]

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What Is Behavior Modification?

Behavior modification is a therapeutic technique based on the work of B.F. Skinner, a famous psychologist who is known as the “Father of Behaviorism.” Skinner developed a theory of operant conditioning, which states that all behavior is governed by reinforcing and punishing stimuli. Behavior modification uses a scheduled approach that rewards desired behavior and “punishes” […]

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Online Positive Behavior Reinforcement System

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