Interventions

Finding Time to Train Your Staff

Finding Time to Train Your Staff

For the last two months, I literally have not stopped talking about staff training. It's so critical and it's something that we sometimes think is optional. Or maybe we know it's important but we feel uncomfortable really taking the reins on this. It's...

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Why You NEED a Replacement Behavior

Why You NEED a Replacement Behavior

The absolute, must-not-forget, essential step to eliminating any problem behavior is to teach and reinforce the appropriate way to access the consequence the problem behavior once delivered. And even if you are nodding your head along with mean, thinking “amen honey...

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If I Were On a Teacher Island…

If I Were On a Teacher Island…

One of my biggest fears as a teacher? Being unprepared when behaviors start rolling out.  Multiple choice question coming at you.  The scene: busy teacher running from class to class, student forgot his schedule and starts melting down, do you: A. Leave...

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Why Knowing the Function Matters

Why Knowing the Function Matters

In the world of behavior reduction, we talk a lot about function. And when we say function we mean why is this behavior functioning for this student. Why is it working? And let's be clear - it is working. That aggression, swearing, running, or property...

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3 Ways to Fade Prompts

3 Ways to Fade Prompts

Prompts are ways we help our learners demonstrate new skills. We use prompts to get our students to greet a peer, flush the toilet, name the color blue, and clap their hands. Prompts are something we add to the situation because the natural or teaching cue was not...

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Self-Monitoring

Self-Monitoring

Self-monitoring is such an important and critical life skill that we should be targeting to some degree with all of our students. Whether you are getting more advanced and complex and teaching students to monitor their own behavior choices or just...

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