Reinforcement describes a relationship between learner behavior and a consequence that follows the behavior. This relationship is only considered reinforcement if the consequence increases the probability that a given behavior will occur in the future. In this module, reinforcement procedures will be discussed including positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement. Steps for implementing each of these evidence-based procedures is provided as well as information on how reinforcement can be used with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
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- 47 pages
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- Identify the reinforcement procedures that can be used with learners with ASD
- Describe the steps for implementing reinforcement programs
- Describe how to fade the use of reinforcement programs while still helping learners generalize and maintain the use of newly acquired skills
- Identify the challenges associated with implementing reinforcement programs with learners with ASD
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