Extinction is a procedure based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in which reinforcement of a previously reinforced behavior is discontinued. Extinction is therefore, withholding or minimizing, to the greatest extent possible, the delivery of the consequence that maintains the interfering behavior. Extinction can be used with behaviors previously maintained by positive or negative reinforcement and by naturally occurring sensory consequences. This module will provide information on the evidence-based practice of extinction.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours
- What's Included
- 24 pages
- Optional $15 certficate
- Define extinction
- Identify the basic strategies that are used with extinction and the age groups for which extinction has been shown to be effective
- Describe how to implement extinction strategies in a variety of classroom situations
- Describe how to apply extinction strategies with learners who exhibit a variety of interfering behaviors
- Identify the evidence base for extinction
- Demonstrate intervention steps to conduct an extinction procedure
- Identify data collection measures to monitor the frequency, duration, and intensity of the behavior at the start of, during, and following the extinction process
- Identify appropriate intervention procedures (i.e., what staff/family should do when the behavior becomes worse before it improves) in response to an extinction burst.
- Demonstrate conducting frequent follow-up checks of the intervention results
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